Wreck Near Atmore Claims Life Of Flomaton Man; Man Dies In Jay Road Crash

August 4, 2012

Two people were killed in separate traffic accidents Friday in Escambia County, Alabama

Wreck Near Atmore Claims Life

At Flomaton man was  killed in a wreck north of  Atmore Friday night.

The near head-on collision happened about 10:30 p.m. on Highway 21 near Fountain Prison.  According to the Alabama State Troopers, 46-year old Eddie Wayne Gregson was killed when his 1991 Chevrolet van collided with a 2002 Ford driven by Bonita Montalvo of Atmore.

Gregson was pronounced deceased at the scene. Montalvo was transported to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola by LifeFlight in critical condition.

The accident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.

Man Dies In Jay Road Crash

A single vehicle accident near the Alabama/Florida line claimed the life of a Brewton man Friday afternoon.

The accident happened just after 3 p.m. on Jay Road in Escambia County, Ala.

Authorities said 61-year old Kenneth Ray Thomas of Brewton was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash, just a short distance from his home.  He lost control of his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

The accident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.


21 Responses to “Wreck Near Atmore Claims Life Of Flomaton Man; Man Dies In Jay Road Crash”

  1. candy on August 6th, 2012 10:52 pm

    Steven and Cory, i am so sotty to hear this news. I love all of you and your dad was so very proud of you.. may he rest in peace… please call me 850-572-5320.

  2. Weeping Willow on August 6th, 2012 10:24 pm

    For Eddie Wayne: I’ll always love you blue.

  3. Moo & Jeanne Brown on August 6th, 2012 12:10 pm

    Although lfe has taken us in different directions over the years, you and Roy have always been close in our hearts ~ from the beginning.

    We loved him and we love you too. See you soon.

    Moo & Jeanne

  4. Merlyn Clay on August 5th, 2012 6:28 am

    My heart goes out to the entire Gregson family. Eddie was always a great person. He made me laugh and always kept a cool head when we were dealing with anything. He was a very loving man who was so proud of his sons. Corey, I am so sorry you are faced with this. Please remember how much your dad loved you. I never saw such pride in a man as when he watched you play ball. Steven and Claire, I know he loved you both and Ella was nothing but a joy to him. I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain.

  5. morris and Jan Johnson on August 5th, 2012 2:29 am

    Eddie Wayne my wife Jan and i worked together long ago on the potato sheds in Roberts dale, Been a long time ago, but seen him often on Thanksgiving Pow-Wows, You will be missed, R.I.P. Condolences to the Family….Morris J.

  6. Ashley on August 4th, 2012 11:52 pm

    Mrs. Thomas, I just got word tonight about Mr. Roy. Words cannot explain how sorry I am for your loss. He was a wonderful man. I enjoyed the days he came to eat lunch with us at Boggs and Boulders. He was always such a joy and always had a smile on his face. I wish that I could ease your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.

  7. mom on August 4th, 2012 6:19 pm

    Eddie wayne/roy….is this the same person?

  8. Dannell on August 4th, 2012 4:27 pm

    Eddie Wayne was my brother-in-law. He was VERY Loved & will be Missed <3 Roll Tide Roll.

  9. Sending Angels on August 4th, 2012 2:15 pm

    Our Sincere Condolences. You are in our prayers

  10. David Bowen Sporting Goods on August 4th, 2012 2:01 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gregson family. We enjoyed Eddie coming in the store and talking sports and family. We will miss you, but know you will continue watching over your family and friends from Heaven. Roll Tide!

  11. Crkindn on August 4th, 2012 1:48 pm

    Such sad news this morning hearing my cousin Eddie Wayne has passed away. He was such a wonderful man who always made me laugh. I will truly miss him and so will our family (our tribe) , he loved his heritage and so proud to be a member of the Poarch Creek Indians. Eddie we love you and will forever cherish the memories. Please tell my mom I love and miss her. I know your mom is happy to see you honey….

    Love your cousin

  12. Jake and Alesia Gibbs on August 4th, 2012 12:33 pm

    Alesia and I wish to extend our most heartfelt sympathies and will keep you and Nancy in our prayers.

  13. gonetosoon on August 4th, 2012 12:12 pm

    Eddie Wayne Gregson was a proud Poarch Creek Indian and the biggest Roll Tide Fan…He was also a proud grandgather,father,and brother. He loved his family and friends. But most of all he loved to coach the Poarch children in baseball and for them to be proud that they are a Poarch Creek Indian. Eddiewayne you will be forever loved and truly missed…. RTR!!!

  14. dee from the b.p. on August 4th, 2012 11:47 am

    i know a lot of people who mr. gregson was family of and have only ever heard great things, rest in peace friend, u will forever be missed.

  15. Claire Gregson on August 4th, 2012 11:16 am

    Eddie Wayne Gregson is my father in law. He was a great man, a loving father and grandfather, and will be truly missed by so many loved ones. We all love you Eddie!!! THIS ONES FOR YOU….. ROLLLLLLL TIIIIIIDDDDEEEE!!!!!!!

  16. Bill Patrick on August 4th, 2012 7:41 am

    Paula, so sorry for your loss of Roy, he will always be roy roy, see you soon.

  17. MicheleG on August 4th, 2012 7:33 am

    Paula, we all love you and Roy so much. We are so very sorry and will be there anytime you need. Prayers!

  18. Gail Golden on August 4th, 2012 3:40 am

    My Dear Friend Paula,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Roy. There is no words to express the feeling I had when I heard about the accident. My heart breaks for the loss that you must feel.
    I pray that God will hold you and your family in his loving arms and give you all a peace .

    I love you all

  19. DJS on August 4th, 2012 2:31 am

    HIS WIFE…..Mrs. Thomas, my thoughts and prayers are with you, family, and friends during this tragic time. I pray that the Lord gives you peace, comfort, and strength. Hold strong for Mr. Thomas is now in the arms of our Savior!

  20. chuffman on August 4th, 2012 1:55 am

    My sincere condolences.

  21. His Wife on August 4th, 2012 1:22 am

    Thank you to all the first responders. Roy had many friends and many of them were there at the scene. There is no way to explain how I feel but I thank you very much. Joe McCurdy (our very close friend and neighbor) Mike Lambert (our very good friend and one that we called “our Son”) helped me more today than they will ever know. Just seeing John Cardwell, who calls me Aunt Chuck, helped me so much. My cousin Dwynette Thomas was right by my side for hours. Thank you all so very much.

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