Woman Killed In Ninth Avenue Traffic Crash

September 19, 2016

A two-vehicle crash Saturday night on North Ninth Avenue has claimed the life of an Escambia County woman.

Michele Noble, 71, died at a hospital a short time after the crash occurred around 8:15  p.m. on Ninth Avenue just north of Keating Road, said Pensacola Police Officer Jamie Briarton.

Noble was a passenger in a 2011 Nissan Altima driven by her husband, Christian Noble, 60. Briarton said the couple was wearing seat belts. Christian Noble was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The second vehicle was a 1968 Dodge Coronet driven by John Samaras, 26, also of Pensacola. Samaras and two passengers in his vehicle – Jeffrey Skinner, 28, of Elberta, AL, and Ryan Harrington, 24, of Pensacola – were all taken to a local hospital for treatment. Briarton said it has not yet been determined if they were wearing seat belts.

Briarton said Samaras was northbound on Ninth Avenue when he lost control of his car and entered the southbound lane. His vehicle then collided semi-head on with the Altima, which was southbound in the left-hand lane.

Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. Traffic was diverted from the area for approximately four hours.

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