Two Airlifted After Highway 29 Wreck In McDavid

May 7, 2017

Two Pensacola residents were airlifted to area hospitals after a single vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 29 at Highway 164 in McDavid.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 40-year old Sarah Walton of Pensacola was southbound on Highway 29 in a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban when she swerved to miss an unknown vehicle that pulled in front of her.

The Suburban left the roadway, struck a sign, entered a deep ditch and overturned several time. The roof of the vehicle hit a utility pole before the vehicle came to rest upright in the ditch. Two people in the Suburban were trapped until being extricated by firefighters. One male, a backseat passenger, was trapped until firefighters were able cut off and remove the roof from the vehicle.

Jay Byfield, 32, and Jared Leve, 37, both of Pensacola, were airlifted by LifeGuard and LifeFlight helicopters to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola in serious condition. Passenger Christina Walton, age 37 of Pensacola, was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries.

Driver Sarah Walton was not injured in the 2:24 p.m. crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Escambia County EMS and the McDavid Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded to the crash.

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4 Responses to “Two Airlifted After Highway 29 Wreck In McDavid”

  1. M. Morton on May 7th, 2017 10:24 pm

    The unknown vehicle never stopped??? You know they saw what happened?
    SMH! Praying for all involved!

  2. Oversight? on May 7th, 2017 8:19 pm

    Your kidding, right? guard rails cant be added every mile… That would be like playing bumper rail bowling!

  3. Oversight on May 7th, 2017 7:02 pm

    I thought Hwy 29 had “safety improvements” upgrades done recently. Why wasn’t a safety rail added at this bad drop-off? I guess folks have to pay with their lives before road engineers will take true safety action.

  4. Beverly Hill on May 7th, 2017 6:59 pm

    Lord, please be with these people and heal them in Jesus name! God bless all who helped these people!

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