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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 motorcycle crash

Navarre man killed in motorcycle crash

A 43-year-old Navarre man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a Lincoln Town Car collided with his motorcycle on Independence Road at Terry Avenue at Hurlburt Field. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kenyon Nessel was driving his motorcycle westbound on Independence Road at around 4 p.m. when Eva Carasso, 86, of Destin, turned left from […]

Girl, 7, dies in crash

Girl, 7, dies in crash

A 7-year-old Navarre girl died Friday night following injuries sustained in a car crash in Walton County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Dedtra Siebern, 35, of Navarre, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS eastbound on State Road 8, just east of County Road 280 at around 1:15 p.m. Siebern was traveling in the […]

Authorities release name of deputy’s attacker

Authorities release name of deputy’s attacker

Officials have identified Gordon Talmage Kimbrell Jr., 22, of the 9000 block of Quail Roost Drive, as the man who attacked Deputy Matt Ray with a Samurai sword Thursday night. Kimbrell later died at Gulf Breeze Hospital after he was shot during the attack. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Kimbrell’s mother called […]

Congregation unites in time of tragedy

Congregation unites in time of tragedy

Hours after learning about the March 10 fatal Black Hawk helicopter crash, which took the lives of 11 servicemen, Navarre First Assembly of God on U.S. 98 announced it would host a candlelight ceremony open to the public. Nearly 70 people attended the service, which included worship and a message from Senior Pastor Jon Skipper. “Living […]

Police recover vehicle in hit and run

Police recover vehicle in hit and run

The Florida Highway Patrol has recovered the vehicle involved in Sunday morning’s fatal hit and run accident on Panhandle Trail. The white SUV was parked at Pet Nation in the Publix parking lot, according to Holly Elassaad, owner of Pet Nation. Elassaad said the SUV  belongs to one of her employees, who lent it to her boyfriend’s brother. […]

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 […]

Update: Mary Esther man charged in fatal crash

Update: Mary Esther man charged in fatal crash

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 27-year-old Duloris Marie Gonzalez, a passenger in a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Sean Ryan Gallagher, died from injuries she sustained in an early morning crash March 25 on Highway 98 just east of the Santa-Rosa Okaloosa County line. After receiving treatment for his injuries at Fort Walton Beach Medical […]

Milton woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run

Milton woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run

The Florida Highway Patrol reported 26-year-old Brianna Strum of Milton was sentenced Feb. 20 to more than 11 years in prison on a charge of DUI manslaughter stemming from a fatal crash April 2013 on I-10 in Escambia County. Robert Michael Roy, 33, of Pace died from injuries sustained in the crash. Roy was a Chief […]