Two Charged In Drag Racing Death Of 77-Year Old Santa Rosa Woman

December 31, 2011

Two people have been charged with  homicide in connection with a drag racing crash  November 26 that killed an elderly Santa Rosa County woman.

Dennis George Collier (pictured), 30, was released Friday from the Santa Rosa County Jail on $220,000 bond on charges of negligent homicide, negligent homicide with a vehicle and drag racing.  About 9 p.m. Friday night, 21-year old Logan Brooks Drinkard turned himself into the Santa Rosa County Jail on the same charges. He is being held without bond.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, several witnesses said Drinkard was racing another vehicle at a high rate of speed in his 1997 Ford Mustang when he hit a 2006 Toyota Camry driven by 73-year old Victor P. Bindi of Gulf Breeze. The accident sent Bindi’s passenger, 77-year old Germaine L. Bindi, to Baptist Hospital where she later died.

The FHP said Collier was also involved in the drag race in his burnt orange Pontiac GTO.


5 Responses to “Two Charged In Drag Racing Death Of 77-Year Old Santa Rosa Woman”

  1. David Huie Green on January 1st, 2012 8:56 pm

    “that is why Five Flags Speedway and Flomaton raceway are provide a safe place for boys to act like teenagers in cars!!”

    Whereas I suspect it inspires some to go and do likewise wherever they can, which is usually on public roads.

    I could be wrong and hope I am.

    David who doesn’t think so

  2. Esther on January 1st, 2012 5:46 pm

    This story saddens me for both sides of this story..Here are two young men who have thrown away their lives over a little bit of excitement. Here the other family has lost a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, or dear friend when she had no idea when she left her house she wasn’t coming home. This is why we all need to turn to the Christ and serve him. I don’t know either of these families in this story but each side starts a New Year with a tragedy..I pray for all the parties in this story that they will lean on GOD the greatest comforter of all and through his love and mercy each family will make it through day by day..GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU!

  3. Terri Sanders on January 1st, 2012 12:05 pm

    as opposed to some other mug shots,there seems to be some remose in this man’s eyes.He is a little old to be acting like a teenager drag racing….baebae is right their lives will be forever changed and I hope it is for the better.BTW that is why Five Flags Speedway and Flomaton raceway are provide a safe place for boys to act like teenagers in cars!!

  4. baebae on December 31st, 2011 7:58 am

    Some things you cant take back…you have to pay for them…..and the MISTAKES
    are always the most expensive..these young mens lives are not over..but they are changed forever….

  5. David Huie Green on December 31st, 2011 12:51 am

    It’s all fun and games until you kill somebody.


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