Four People Killed In Four Separate Wrecks This Weekend
March 31, 2013
Four people have died in four separate traffic crashes this weekend in the two-county region.
Bob Sikes Bridge Crash
The Florida Highway Patrol said 42-year old Kevin Michael Roland Small of Pace was northbound on the Bob Sikes Bridge on a Yamaha motorcycle when he attempted to travel in between two different vehicles in front of him a high rate of speed. He lost control, hitting one of the vehicles before possibly striking another car and the bridge guardrail.
Small was ejected off the motorcycle and fell from the bridge in the 11:35 p.m. Saturday crash.. The driver of the second vehicle, 16-year old Zane Joseph Johnson of Gulf Breeze, was not injured.
The FHP is looking for a car, unknown in color, possibly a Ford Mustang with rear end damage to the vehicle’s right tail light and possibly the bumper.
A pedestrian was killed at 12:00 a.m. Sunday on Michigan Avenue just east of Mobile Highway.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 48-year old Mark Anthony Stewart walking northbound in a dark area of Michigan Avenue while wearing dark clothing. Stewart was struck by a 2002 Dodge car driven by 19-year old Amanda Kaye Wilson of Pensacola and a 2008 Ford car driven by 18-year old Asma A. Alsharif of Pensacola.
The crash is under investigation by the FHP Traffic Homicide Unit, and any charges are pending the outcome of that investigation.
Pensacola Country Club Crash
The Florida Highway Patrol said 50-year old James B. Bennett was traveling east on Barrancas Avenue when his 1984 GMC Jimmy SUV crossed into the westbound lanes. He collided with a 2000 GMC Van taxi driven by 42-year old Barry L. Riles of Pensacola in the 12:45 p.m. Saturday crash.
Bennett’s SUV slid off the roadway, across the sidewalk and into a tree and fence at the Pensacola Country Club. Bennett was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced deceased.
Riles was transported to Baptist Hospital with minor injuries.
Santa Rosa Crash
The Florida Highway Patrol said 38-year old Mikkel Anthony Teekell of Pensacola was northbound on Highway 87 in Santa Rosa County at 11:42 p.m. Saturday. He was traveling at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve near River Road and was ejected from the motorcycle.
Teekell was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.