North Santa Rosa County Wreck Claims One Life
October 25, 2009
(Updated) Friends and family are mourning a Santa Rosa County man killed in a Saturday morning accident about five miles east of Jay.
Richard D. Foster, 43, of Milton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 10:15 a.m. crash near State Road 4 and County Road 164.
Foster was driving east on Highway 4, headed up a hill, about 10:15 Saturday morning in his 1999 GMC pickup. At the top of the hill, he met a red 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Woodrow Faulkner, 39, of Milton passing a SUV and a tractor-trailer in a no-passing zone. All of the drivers involved tried to avoid a crash — Foster and the tractor-trailer rig headed off the highway and collided. Foster’s pickup burst into flames.
Foster and Faulkner, the man who reportedly caused the crash, were friends and neighbors. The FHP said charges are pending against Faulkner. Faulkner was not injured. The FHP says alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
The tractor-trailer driver, August Pace, 61, of Century, was transported to Jay Hospital with minor injuries.
The accident is still under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. More details will be posted as soon as they become available.
Pictured: The driver of this white pickup, Richard D. Foster, 43, was killed in a collision with this 18-wheeler driven by a Century man Saturday morning about five miles east of Jay. Photo courtesy WEAR for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.