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UDPATE: Name released of woman killed in crash

UDPATE: Name released of woman killed in crash

UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol has released the name of a Navarre woman struck by a car along Highway 87 Wednesday. Valerie Kay Skibo, 49, was walking north along the shoulder of the roadway when a truck struck her from behind. Original March 13, 1:35 p.m.: A Navarre woman was struck and killed by a car […]

Gulf Breeze man killed in roll-over on I-10

Gulf Breeze man killed in roll-over on I-10

A Gulf Breeze man was killed in an accident along Interstate 10 near mile marker 39 Friday morning when he was thrown from the vehicle. According to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report, passenger Nykolas Parodi, 21, was killed after a GMC C4 lost control and flipped. The driver of the vehicle over-corrected after passing […]

Man thrown from vehicle dies on 87

Man thrown from vehicle dies on 87

A Fort Walton man was fatally struck by a car Sunday morning after being thrown from his own vehicle on Highway 87. Zachary McMahan, 33, was pronounced dead on the scene according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. McMahan was driving a 2000 Lexus along Highway 87 north of the NOLF Choctaw Airfield entrance at […]

Early morning I-10 crash kills driver

Early morning I-10 crash kills driver

An accident along I-10 near Avalon Boulevard claimed the life of one driver in the early morning hours Friday. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a freightliner tractor trailer traveling eastbound at roughly 2:05 a.m. along I-10 toward mile marker 20, near the exit for Avalon Boulevard in Milton. Traffic along the road had […]

School bus involved in East Bay accident

School bus involved in East Bay accident

No major injuries were reported following a Santa Rosa County school bus involved accident along East Bay Boulevard Friday morning. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, the school bus was traveling west along East Bay in Midway past Bergen Road. A Chevy Silverado driven by Pensacola resident Brian Neal Day Jr. was traveling east past […]

Driver sentenced in fatal Pace crash

Driver sentenced in fatal Pace crash

The driver in a fatal 2017 auto accident in Pace was sentenced July 24 to 17 years in prison. Pensacola resident Seth William Rubert, 20, faced multiple charges for reckless driving and drugs possession in connection with the incident in which he allegedly ran a red light at 92 miles per hour. Pace resident William Stewart, 65, […]

Navarre man killed in 98 crash

Navarre man killed in 98 crash

A fatal crash at the intersection of Panhandle Trail and U.S. Highway 98 Monday claimed the life of Navarre resident Everett Franklin Ruzowski, 82. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ruzowski had stopped his Dodge Caravan in the southbound lane of Panhandle Trail at the traffic light at the road’s intersection with 98 at approximately […]

Man killed in car crash on 98

Man killed in car crash on 98

An accident on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre claimed the life of a Fort Walton Beach man Wednesday evening. David Miles Weichman was driving a Toyota Tundra eastbound on 98 near Snapdragon Drive in Navarre when the incident occurred according to the Florida Highway Patrol accident report. According to the report, Weichman lost control of […]

School buses collide in Navarre

School buses collide in Navarre

A collision between two Santa Rosa County School District buses Wednesday afternoon resulted in minor injuries to several students on board, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. According to the report, the buses were traveling north on Williams Creek Drive around 2 p.m. with one bus following the other. The driver of the […]

89 year old Navarre man arrested from nursing home

89 year old Navarre man arrested from nursing home

An 89-year-old Navarre man, Karl Trugenberger, was arrested from his nursing home in Gulf Breeze Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident May 3. According to the Florida Highway Patrol warrant affidavit and accident report, May 3 Trugenberger was driving a red Suzuki sedan westbound on U.S. Highway 98 in […]

Accident on 98 lands car in ditch

Accident on 98 lands car in ditch

At least two vehicles collided Wednesday morning at the intersection of Andorra Street and U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre near the Publix shopping center. One of the vehicles was on its side in a ditch along westbound 98. First responders are on scene. There is currently no traffic blockage reported though the outside westbound lane […]

Navarre driver kills pedestrian

Navarre driver kills pedestrian

A Navarre driver fatally struck a pedestrian Wednesday night, Aug. 10, on Esplanade Street in Navarre. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Trena Strong, 49, reversed out of her driveway before putting her Dodge Avenger in drive. When Strong accelerated forward she failed to see the victim and struck him with the front of the […]

Rollover traps two in car

Rollover traps two in car

Two teens were transported via Life Flight to Sacred Heart Hospital following a two-car rollover Thursday on Interstate 10 west of Highway 87. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ben McCaslin Blackmon Jr., 20, of Memphis, was driving a Nissan Xterra eastbound on the inside lane of Interstate 10, when he drifted into the grass median. When […]

Second airman dies following accident

Second airman dies following accident

A second airman has died from injuries sustained in an accident on Eglin Range during military free-fall training, Aug. 3, according to a release from Air Force Special Operations Command. Both airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command were rushed to local hospitals. The cause of the incident is not known, and it is still under investigation. […]

Truck overturns on Hwy. 98

Truck overturns on Hwy. 98

A truck hauling grass cutting equipment rear-ended a tractor with a grass cutting attachment on Highway 98 Wednesday morning at  7:30 a.m. according to eye-witness accounts. The driver of the tractor and the truck were taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Facility as a precaution. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Navarre man critical after motorcycle overturns

Navarre man critical after motorcycle overturns

A 57-year-old Navarre man is in critical condition after he lost control of his motorcycle at around 7:50 Wednesday night. The man was traveling above the speed limit east on U.S. 98 near Sound Hammock Drive when he lost control of the motorcycle, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. The vehicle turned […]

Life Flight called for crash

Life Flight called for crash

A 16-year-old Gulf Breeze resident is in critical condition after the Subaru Legacy he was driving had a “mechanical problem,” causing him to lose control. The Florida Highway Patrol said Aaron D. Scott was traveling west on U.S. 98 at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday when his left rear tire suffered a mechanical issue. Scott traveled […]

Video: Officer dragged by car

Video: Officer dragged by car

Gulf Breeze Police Sgt. Kerstan Tatro was released from the hospital this morning following emergency surgery for a compound fracture sustained in a traffic stop Monday afternoon. According to Chief Robert Randall, Tatro pulled over Amy Giorgio, 30 of Pensacola, for driving erratically. Giorgio drove away while Tatro’s arm was inside the window. Tatro’s daughter can […]

Three Navarre residents involved in late afternoon accident

Three Navarre residents involved in late afternoon accident

A red 2005 Jeep Cherokee heading south on Hwy. 87 driven by Thomas L. Cottrell (26),  ran a red light Sunday afternoon colliding with a 2008 Dodge Charger as it was trying to turn left from Laredo to head north on 87 according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Deanna L. Fabris (27) was driving the Charger and was taken […]

Navarre man killed in auto accident on U.S. 98

Navarre man killed in auto accident on U.S. 98

24-year-old Jacob McKinley of Navarre was killed Thursday night on U.S. 98 after a vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into McKinley’s Ford Escape. Rickey Ivey, 59, also of Navarre, was reportedly listed in serious condition following the accident.  According to a Florida Highway Patrol media release, Ivey was traveling eastbound on U.S. 98 […]

Local airman dies at Fort Bragg

Local airman dies at Fort Bragg

Officials at Fort Bragg have identified the airman who died after he was run over by a government vehicle during an Air Force training exercise. A news release from the post said 30-year-old Senior Airman Timothy J. Wright of Pensacola was hit by the vehicle Wednesday about 10:45 a.m. The incident is under investigation. Read […]