t is pending a Traffic Homicide Investigation as to whether or not alcohol was a factor in an April 8 crash where a Navarre resident was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol media release, Lamar Archie, 26 of Navarre, was traveling northbound on State Road 87 on Yellow River Bridge around 6:15 a.m.
Meanwhile, Ryan Thomas Lipsey, 23 of Grand Ridge, Fla., was traveling southbound on SR 87 when Archie, for unknown reasons, traveled into the southbound lane, crossing the center line, according to the FHP. Lipsey moved to the right entering the emergency lane and slowed his speed to attempt to avoid the head-on collision. Archie’s vehicle struck the front left of Lipsey’s, causing a head-on collision regardless, according to the release.
Archie was pronounced dead at the scene by a Lifeguard Paramedic.
Lipsey refused treatment for minor injuries.
A seatbelt had been used by Archie, but not by Lipsey.
Charges are pending a Traffic Homicide Investigation.
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