Century Man Dies In Sunday Night Highway 4 Wreck

November 12, 2012

A single vehicle accident west of Century claimed the life of one person Sunday night.

The accident happened just after 9 p.m. on Highway 4 at Canoe Creek, between Bratt and Byrneville. The Florida Highway Patrol said 50-year old Kevin Don Caddick of Century was  westbound on Highway 4 when he lost control of his 1998 Dodge Ram in a curve, ran off the south side of the roadway, struck several trees and overturned into a wooded area. Caddick was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the wreck.

Pictured: A Century man was killed in a single vehicle crash Sunday night on Highway 4 at Canoe Creek. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


27 Responses to “Century Man Dies In Sunday Night Highway 4 Wreck”

  1. mike on November 14th, 2012 5:20 pm

    I have lived just west of the bridge,saw 2 people killled over the last 10 years.I is very sad’

  2. josh hardy on November 13th, 2012 7:07 pm

    rest in peace mr.kevin dont worry your loved ones will be with you in heaven you will be missed love you like a father

  3. Kevin on November 13th, 2012 4:01 pm

    Going to miss you kev, you was always fun to be around, wish now i would have went to brewton to see you before i left town. Rest in Peace Amigo.

  4. Diamond on November 13th, 2012 12:41 pm

    gone but will be missed

  5. Laura on November 13th, 2012 11:17 am

    Very sorry for the family! That is a very bad curve. I get almost run off the road almost every time I go that way. Just about two months ago there was a red pickup that wrecked there just a few yards from where this accident happened. People who drive this area please stay in your lane so maybe this won’t happen to you. The shoulders of this highway are awful. Please everyone drive careful and make it home safe!

  6. angel and brandon on November 13th, 2012 10:42 am

    Kevin was a nice guy..he would always have a smile on his face,didnt get to know him for long but what i did know he was very nice and easygoing..we will miss you..we are praying for family and friends of kevin may God be with you all threw this hard time..r.i.p. kevin..

  7. Charlene Ward on November 13th, 2012 9:19 am

    RIP Kevin, I will miss seeing you around. You always had a big ole hug waiting on me when I would run into you, I’m sure going to miss those hugs of yours. Prayers going out to your family at this sorrowful time.

  8. Northend resident on November 13th, 2012 7:12 am

    So Sorry. I pray that God will comfort all the family at this time of sorrow.
    Traveled this road for years many times. Way too narrow. complained for years and almost wrecked myself. So Sad!

  9. jenniferdockens on November 12th, 2012 11:33 pm

    I promise to take good care of our son Kevin i know you will always be with him…i know Dylan will make you proud..you will be missed R.I.P Kevin

  10. Dora Connor on November 12th, 2012 9:34 pm

    KC and Leila! This year has not been good for families! KC, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad! Please know that our hearts go out to you and the rest of your family. Just know that dad and I are here for you! R.I.P. Kevin Don Caddick! We will watch over KC for you!

  11. doug,june and girls on November 12th, 2012 8:49 pm

    Kevin was a great man what little time we knowed him our prayers go out to his family.

  12. Sheila (Caddick) Pyle on November 12th, 2012 5:38 pm

    Our sons and I will miss you Kevin …R I P

  13. Melba Joyce Mcdaniel on November 12th, 2012 4:53 pm

    Kevin Caddick , I love u with all my heart and soul. i well never forget u. u r the love of my life. Lacey @ Leeann @ me, will miss u so much. R. I. P. / to Dylan , K. C. , Danny, Kim, @ Mom JoAnn. I am so sorry. / He is a very speail man./ Kevin Caddick @ Melba McDaniel n love forever!

  14. Kristin Guinto on November 12th, 2012 12:46 pm

    We love and miss you Uncle Kevin. /: so glad Dylan wasn’t with him though. R.I.P Uncle Kevin

  15. zola Grissett on November 12th, 2012 12:25 pm

    sorry to here about your loss we will be praying for the family.

  16. S.L.B on November 12th, 2012 11:22 am

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to this family who unexpectedly lost their loved one. We did not know Mr. Caddick, but upon reading the story I noticed that we are the same age and it really makes you stop and think about how quickly life can be snatched out from underneath you in a blink of an eye. May God bless your family in your time of sorrow and grief!

    We were also very saddened that “no man’s land” has claimed yet another victim. Each time the buses fly through that area alongside the cotton trucks, I hold my breath praying nothing will ever happen to them as I don’t think I could deal with that outcome.

    Everybody, please wear your seat belts, slow down and pay close attention when driving between the bridges on Hwy.4. Too many lives have already been lost there!

  17. Robyn Dittmer on November 12th, 2012 9:57 am

    JoAnn, Kim, K.C, Danny, and Dylan we are thinking of you all. We love you are and we are so sorry for your loss.

  18. michelle&linda on November 12th, 2012 9:20 am

    You will be greatly missed, and our prayers are with your awesome little boy….man I am so sorry. It is so sad but so true!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. KEVIN

  19. michelle&linda on November 12th, 2012 9:16 am

    Kevin you will greatly be missed. IOur prayers are with your wonderful son. I don’t ever remember having a neighbor that I even spoke to,but I truley enjoyed having you as a neighbor. I missed you when you moved,but this is worse… SO SAD. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!

  20. Nikki & Roy on November 12th, 2012 8:21 am

    Horrible crash. Praying for the family. This is SUCH A HORRIBLE curve. At least once a month someone wrecks between the bridges. Don’t know if would help or not, but wish the state, county, whoever would fix the road and widen it.

  21. molino jim on November 12th, 2012 8:08 am

    Sorry for this fellows family and friends. But please give your self a chance when driving— “driver was ejected from vehicle”—please use your seat belt. It’s not a 100 % you will walk away from a wreck, but the odds are better.

  22. Ashley on November 12th, 2012 7:53 am

    Wow, its crazy how one weekend your hangin out hangin out with friends and family, then the next week or so, one of your friends are gone now. You will be missed Kevin


  23. Kimberly Caddick on November 12th, 2012 7:52 am

    Thank you Carla! My brother was a great man!

  24. ldavis on November 12th, 2012 7:49 am

    Kevin had been a good neighbor and friend. He had a good heart and loved his
    son. I pray for strength and peace for his family—-especially his son.

  25. carla on November 12th, 2012 7:03 am

    that is so awful, my heart goes out to the family. It is so hard when you lose a loved one but for some reason it seems a little harder around the holidays. Prayers to the family.

  26. Kimberly Caddick on November 12th, 2012 6:15 am

    Kevin, rest in peace. I can not believed this happened. We love you and miss you!!!!

  27. doublewide on November 12th, 2012 4:20 am

    so sorry. hope family will be ok!

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