Former Flomaton Police Chief Succombs To Injuries From May Traffic Accident In Century

June 13, 2010


A Jay man has died from injuries he received in a May 14 traffic accident in Century. Harold L. Stewart, 66, passed away Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said Stewart — the former police chief in Flomaton — was southbound on North Century Boulevard at 2:35 p.m. when he turned across oncoming traffic toward East Highway 4. His 1991 Dodge Dakota was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet pickup driven by James T. Wampol, 54, of Wetumpka, Ala. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

After the accident, Stewart was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola in serious condition. According to the FHP, Stewart was charged with violation of right of way.

Wampol was not injured in the accident.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a traffic homicide investigation is being conducted.

For a photo gallery from the scene, click here.

Pictured: Harold L. Stewart of Jay, the driver of the gray pickup on the right, passed away June 11 from injuries received in this May 14 accident. file photos, click to enlarge.



5 Responses to “Former Flomaton Police Chief Succombs To Injuries From May Traffic Accident In Century”

  1. Safebear on June 13th, 2010 7:21 pm

    I also worked with Harold and am sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to Scotty and the other family members.

  2. Angi on June 13th, 2010 3:13 pm

    This is very sad, my thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Stewart’s family, friends and loved ones…

  3. Scobie Wilcoxon on June 13th, 2010 11:03 am

    I’m sorry to hear of this. I had the pleasure of working with and for Chief Stewart during my years of law enforcement.

    My condolences to his family for their loss.

  4. Dag Gumet on June 13th, 2010 9:16 am

    Yes…its the same Harold Stewart

  5. Scobie Wilcoxon on June 13th, 2010 6:59 am

    I wonder if this is the same Harold Stewart who was the Chief of Police in Flomaton for so many years?