Two Killed In Quintette Road Crash

November 5, 2017

An early Sunday morning accident on Quintette Road claimed the lives of two people.

The two-vehicle crash was reported about 2:45 a.m. on Quintette Road near Rocky Branch Road. Both drivers were pronounced deceased on the scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year old Clayton Edward Shaffer of Pace was westbound on Quintette Road in a Dodge Dakota when he crossed the center line into the path of a Buick LeSabre  driven by 63-year old Larry Wayne Ellis of Milton. The vehicles collided head-on.


19 Responses to “Two Killed In Quintette Road Crash”

  1. Chris Saul on November 9th, 2017 8:00 am

    What good is there to find fault in an accident where nobody can pay the penalty. These two families are suffering enough due to this accident. I personally know one of the families and it pains me to see judgement and wanting to blame someone overcome compassion. Two people lost their lives and two children lost their daddy. That is what I see and feel. I am sorry this happened, I didn’t know the older gentleman but I did know Clay and my heartfelt condolences to both families in this time of sorrow.

  2. Howie on November 8th, 2017 2:39 pm

    This is a story about what may have happened. We do know that 2 people lost their lives. Be compassionate and stop all the controversy. We don’t know and the FHP doesn’t know at this point who was at fault. Whose to say that Shaffer was avoiding a hit to Ellis because Ellis was avoiding hitting an animal or vice versa. Our first reaction to running over or killing a large animal such as a deer is to avoid it. Whose to say that either one of those guys didn’t hit a deer first. Deer run off sometimes when they are hit. There won’t be any trace whatsoever. Ask my sister when her husband hit a deer once and the insurance company wanted proof. No evidence of any animal parts, blood or hair on the vehicle. The deer ran in to them.

    Prayers out to the families and friends of these two men. Especially the babies who will never know their father.

  3. Jay on November 7th, 2017 3:52 am

    Re:Rebecca I does matter a lot. If he was on cell he’s 100% at fault

    so sad for both families and the whole community, and “john” cell phone records don’t matter at this point, it won’t bring anyone back and both parties are TRAGICALLY gone.

  4. J king on November 6th, 2017 8:19 pm

    Not sure what to say r i p gonna miss ya my prayers thoughts to both families

  5. Tina on November 6th, 2017 10:27 am

    My condolences go out to the families I’m so sorry!!!!

  6. Kathy Barlow on November 6th, 2017 7:44 am

    Love and prayers to Delores and family, so very sorry for your tragic loss, pray Gods comfort and peace daily.. love you!

  7. Vera on November 6th, 2017 6:39 am

    I don’t know either family all I know is this is very sad.My condolences and prayers go out to both families.May God give you all the strength to deal with this tragedy.

  8. Amber Knight on November 5th, 2017 9:56 pm

    RiP Clay :’( praying for Erin and the babies and for the other family involved.

  9. Mr River on November 5th, 2017 9:19 pm

    What a tragedy for both families. ..Had the opportunity of coaching Clayton as a kid and also had the opportunity of talking to him as a young man going through some tough times…He assured me that his kids was his number one priority that is so great coming from a young man of this caliber. .WI’ll keep both families in prayer. ..

  10. rebecca on November 5th, 2017 8:54 pm

    so sad for both families and the whole community, and “john” cell phone records don’t matter at this point, it won’t bring anyone back and both parties are TRAGICALLY gone.

  11. John on November 5th, 2017 8:28 pm

    I know this is tragic, praying for both family’s. I think we need cell phone records to figure this out.

  12. Marylyn Benke on November 5th, 2017 5:34 pm

    I will miss my cousin very much , I love you Clayton Shaffer

  13. Kay Campbell on November 5th, 2017 4:48 pm

    Praying for both these families. Clayton was an awesome man, he will be missed by everyone who knew him. He left his mark on everyone who’s path he crossed. Glad to call him my friend. Fly high buddy, you have left us way to soon, but I’m sure God has some BIG plans for you! ❤️

  14. Sandy on November 5th, 2017 3:01 pm

    Prayers for theses families and friends…..

  15. Hilburn on November 5th, 2017 1:35 pm

    I’m so speechless, and sorry for the lost of Clayton.You all lived across the street from us on Grenelefe Dr.Delores ,we lost a son at age 43 and it still hurts & will never forget him (just to hear his voice again) but one day we will..Ipray for his family and children.God be with you all.Be strong in the Lord and don,t be bitter! In Sympathy,Hilburns Praying for the other person & family too.

  16. tYWONA on November 5th, 2017 9:29 am

    Praying for this family this is so sad. Clayton was a hard working Daddy.

  17. Donna on November 5th, 2017 9:15 am

    My heart is absolutely broke, my boys grew up this family! Clayton is a wonderful young man! I am so so sorry for y’all loss! Praying for both families during this tradgedy!

  18. Sheila Whitehead Grim on November 5th, 2017 9:08 am

    So heartbreaking to hear. I’ve known Clayton his entire life and he will be missed by many. I’m praying for his family.

  19. Trocarman on November 5th, 2017 6:44 am

    Condolences for each family. Several deaths and other serious accident have occured on this straight road where speed is the norm. Sad.

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