Century Woman Killed In Highway 4 Crash

July 17, 2017

A two vehicle crash in Century claimed one life Monday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 77-year old Emmie Wilson of Century was stopped at a Campbell Road stop sign, facing south toward Highway 4. Wilson then proceeded to drive her 2001 Chevrolet Malibu south through the intersection and into the path of a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina driven by 38-year old Christoper Mooney of Mobile.

Both vehicles came to rest in the ditch following the crash.

Wilson was pronounced deceased at the scene after being extricated from her vehicle. Mooney was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries.

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14 Responses to “Century Woman Killed In Highway 4 Crash”

  1. Peggy Hendrix on July 18th, 2017 11:31 pm

    Chris, you are in our prayers-along with prayers for the other family! Love to you in this very difficult time.
    Peggy and Chuck

  2. Katie S. on July 18th, 2017 8:53 pm

    My prayers are with the family. I will continue to pray for the family. May God strengthen you during this time of sorrow. Mrs. Belle was a close friend of mine

  3. Dan Mooney on July 18th, 2017 5:14 pm

    @Cheryl Hicks..Thank You for your kind thoughts. Chris did spend most of yesterday trying to figure out what he could have done differently. Just to show the kind of person he is…he refused to ride in the ambulance because it would have taken several hours for the round trip….and that would have left your area uncovered. He knew he was not critical and didnt need the ambulance. He is a good man…and he will benefit your community one day….still the sorrow is there for Mrs Wilson.

  4. Cheryl Wells Hicks on July 18th, 2017 8:38 am

    @Dan Mooney,
    Yesterday, I sent my condolences to my friend Glenda for the loss of her mother. Now, I want to sent my apology to you and to your family- I was in such shock all I thought of at the time was my friend. I DON’T CARE WHICH AMBULANCE picked who up, it was the people I was thinking of. I am sorry for the trauma your son is now having to go through although non of this is his fault. Chris my son is also a fire fighter and a lot of my friends are and the things that you all see and deal with on a daily basis is sad. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you try to figure out what you could have done differently- NOTHING! Nothing could have been different, I am so glad you are going to be okay physically and my prayers are for you emotionally, she is in heaven and that is her blessing.

  5. Alisha Smith on July 18th, 2017 12:49 am

    So saddened by this tragedy . Glenda was a dear friend of mine ..even though I never met Miss Belle . I know if she was anything like her daughter HEAVEN GAINED AN ANGEL.. GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY AN SOOEDY RECOVERY TO THE MOONEY FAMILY !

  6. Shannon Campbell on July 17th, 2017 10:24 pm

    I’ve known Belle all my life. She was my aunt’s mama and her grandkids and great grandkids grandma please pray for them.

  7. Julia on July 17th, 2017 10:13 pm

    Earlier this month l had to be taken by ambulance to Jay. Jay’s ambulance had to come get me.

  8. Will on July 17th, 2017 6:15 pm

    I guess to better state, Public Safety Director Mike Weaver stated that he wanted to end the Alabama agreement to improve north Escambia coverage. In the process, Atmore was publicly called out as inadequate, yet, you can’t improve north end coverage if the one and only Century ambulance is consistently being pulled south to cover calls that they can’t cover south of McDavid. This common practice leaves the north end having no choice but to rely on Lifeguard and the very service that they’ve publicly said that they can’t rely on, which is Atmore. I can’t recall the last time DW McMillan (it is a fair distance away, so I understand) agreed to run anything in Escambia, and to my knowledge Atmore has never said no and has proudly stepped up and quite often helps Escambia not only in the north end but also in Pensacola as Escambia can’t seem to manage to staff a full roster and provide adequate service coverage. On many occasions, there isn’t an ambulance available to respond to Century. All agencies are busy and face their own challenges, yet Escambia EMS doesn’t hesitate to pull our coverage south without regard to the status and needs of surrounding agencies and to their respective communities. Response statistics can be publicly requested BTW…

  9. Dan Mooney on July 17th, 2017 6:15 pm

    Chris is my son. We as a family, are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Chris has spent most of his adult life as as a fire medic with the fire dept and a very talented medic with an ambulance company. He has devoted his life to saving lives. Please remember him as he struggles with this side of reality. Our deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs Wilson. God bless you all.

  10. Cheryl Wells Hicks on July 17th, 2017 5:38 pm

    Glenda I am so sorry. My heart hurts for all of you.

  11. Johnny on July 17th, 2017 5:12 pm

    If century doesn’t have a truck and lifeguard refuses to come, they typically call Atmore Ambulance or D.W McMillan EMS from Brewton to respond. Because all three agencies can get to century faster than Escambia FL sending a truck from downtown Pensacola.

  12. Will on July 17th, 2017 4:28 pm

    First, prayers for the families and victims involved. It was a tragic event.

    Second, Escambia commissioner Steven Barry stated last week that there were “serious issues” in regards to Atmore Ambulance response…that isn’t an Escambia EMS ambulance that responded. Where was the Escambia unit that is supposed to be in Century? What if Lifeguard wouldn’t have been available, what ambulance service would’ve responded and from where?

    I’m telling you, I hate politicising tragic events, but, if you want adequate and proper emergency medical response, let your commissioner hear your voices.

  13. Julie Booth-Moran on July 17th, 2017 3:35 pm

    Our prayers are with the family of the victim & also with the surviving person & their family. Our hearts are so sad.

  14. Angi B on July 17th, 2017 2:22 pm

    Prayers for the family and friends

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