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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 […]

Navarre burglar flees police, wrecks at school

Navarre burglar flees police, wrecks at school

Following a chase with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies, a man was taken into custody for suspected burglary Friday morning after crashing his vehicle into a fence at West Navarre Intermediate School. The suspected burglary was called into the sheriff’s office Friday morning from the neighborhoods near the school according to Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich […]

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 […]

Two children dead after Pace DUI crash

Two children dead after Pace DUI crash

Two children were killed in an alleged drunk driving accident in Pace May 6. Kailen Alan Kelly, 35, of Pace is facing felony charges in the deaths. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Kelly was driving southbound along Woodbine Road at approximately 5:35 p.m. The report said he was driving at a high rate […]

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 […]

Long-time Florida Senator dead in crash

Long-time Florida Senator dead in crash

Former long-time Florida Senator Greg Evers has died as a result of a car accident Monday night in his hometown of Baker in Okaloosa County. The single vehicle accident occurred on Griffith Mill Road. “The very preliminary information is that it appears Mr. Evers passed away sometime last night,” Lt. Eddie Elmore, public information officer […]

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 […]

Navarre woman critical after crash on Highway 87

Navarre woman critical after crash on Highway 87

A Navarre woman is in critical condition and a Milton man is in serious condition after witnesses say the woman ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 87 South and Nichols Lake Road Saturday morning. Janet Deborah Hayes, age 77, was driving south on Highway 87. Robert Andrew […]

Milton woman dies in interstate crash

Milton woman dies in interstate crash

Charges are pending regarding a crash on Interstate 10 that claimed the life of a Milton woman Sunday, Sept. 11. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Shirley Owings, 65, was driving a Mercedes-Benz westbound in the outside lane of the interstate when the front of a Toyota 4 Runner struck the back end of her vehicle. […]

Navy Blue Angels fighter jet crashes near Nashville, Tenn.

Navy Blue Angels fighter jet crashes near Nashville, Tenn.

Washington (AP) — The Navy says a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, where the team is scheduled to perform at an air show this weekend. There are no details yet on whether the pilot was injured in the crash Thursday. The Blue Angels were practicing for the show. This is […]

Flag Day 5K Saturday

Flag Day 5K Saturday

The Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church are hosting their fifth annual Flag Day 5K Run Walk Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 a.m. at the church. This year’s race is in memory of the 11 servicemen killed in the Black Hawk crash in March. Proceeds will benefit the Special Operations Warrior […]

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 […]

Ride to support proposed memorial

Ride to support proposed memorial

A ride to raise funds for the proposed Black Hawk memorial will take place June 6 from three different locations: American Legion Post 382 Navarre; Eagle’s Talon, 519 AL-59, Summerdale Ala.; and Century Courthouse on Highway 29. The ride ends at American Legion Post 340 on Ashland Avenue in Pensacola. Registration from 10 to 11:30 […]

Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

Four Louisiana National Guardsmen from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment who died in a training accident, March 10, have been identified. Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr, 37; Chief Warrant Officer 4 George David Strother, 44; Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron, 40; and Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich, 26; died when a […]

Fallen Marines remembered as dedicated, loving by relatives

Fallen Marines remembered as dedicated, loving by relatives

The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven Marines from Special Operations Command forces based in North Carolina, and four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All are presumed dead. More bad weather Thursday prevented the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 […]

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

The Louisiana National Guard has confirmed two soldiers involved in the UH-60M Black Hawk training accident crash are dead and have been recovered. What was a search and rescue operation, has moved into recovery operations for the remaining two guardsmen. “At this point, we’re not hopeful for survivors, and we are transitioning our search and […]

Louisiana officials say search and rescue still underway

Louisiana officials say search and rescue still underway

Officials from the Louisiana National Guard are not releasing the names of the servicemen involved in last night’s helicopter crash over Navarre Sound and are still calling the operation a search and rescue. At a press conference in Louisiana, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis said the accident occurred Tuesday night when two Black Hawk helicopters were […]

Fog hampering rescue efforts

Fog hampering rescue efforts

Wreckage from last night’s helicopter crash has washed up on Navarre Sound. Dense sea fog is hampering search and rescue and recovery efforts and is expected to persist. “We’re not expecting it to dissipate,” Don Shepherd, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service office based in Mobile, Alabama said. Shepherd said a dense marine fog advisory is […]

Crews searching Navarre Sound for 11 presumed dead in military crash

Crews searching Navarre Sound for 11 presumed dead in military crash

Search and rescue crews are combing heavy fog in the Navarre Beach area for 11 military personnel presumed dead after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed nearby overnight. Eglin officials said the crash took place during a regular training mission at area A-17, located just east of Navarre, around 8:30 p.m. Eglin officials said two copters were assigned to […]

Two weekend crashes involve county deputies

Two weekend crashes involve county deputies

Two weekend crashes, one fatal, involved Santa Rosa County deputies. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, 26-year-old Paul Martin Upton was riding a bicycle eastbound on State Road 4 in Century. Officer James Miller was on duty and also headed east on State Road 4. Miller’s marked patrol car was in emergency mode […]

Fatal crash Saturday

Fatal crash Saturday

The Florida Highway Patrol reports a Virginia man died in a fatal, one-vehicle crash on I-10 in Santa Rosa County Saturday evening. According to the report, 58-year-old James Barrow from Alexandria died from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver, also from Alexandria, Virginia, is reported to be in critical condition. Read more in the […]