New Lights For Cervantes, Search Continues For Vehicle In Deadly Hit And Run

June 12, 2018

State and local officials announced lighting improvements Tuesday morning for Cervantes Street following a deadly hit and run that left two people dead.

There were will be 72 LED street lights installed or replaced along a 2.5 mile stretch of Cervantes to improve safety. The lights will be installed between Dominguez and A Street.

Pensacola Police are continuing their search for a white 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger involved in the hit and run last Wednesday night. Three people were crossing Cervantes Street near M Street when they were hit by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.  Neariaah Ikerria Williams, age 8 months,  and a family friend, 28-year-old Nephateria Monique Williams, died. The child’s mother, 27-year-old Quineka Tyon Baldwin, was injured.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 911, the Pensacola Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Sen. Doug Broxson, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola City Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn, Florida Department of Transportation officials, and Gulf Power representativesmade the joint safety announcement at the Brownsville Community Center as an audience of local children looked on.

Gulf Power started the street light installation Tuesday morning.

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One Response to “New Lights For Cervantes, Search Continues For Vehicle In Deadly Hit And Run”

  1. Well on June 12th, 2018 9:38 pm

    So what is the difference in someone getting hit on Cervantes and the ones that have been hit on 29 in the Tate area ?
    All tragic deaths.
    So we need lights added along 29 ?

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