Man Dies In Crash While Fleeing From Escambia County Deputy

September 25, 2018

A man fleeing from deputies died in a traffic crash early Tuesday morning in Escambia County.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to stop a Hyundai Elantra driven by 20-year old Micheal Ozarius Crumpton on Palafox Street when he fled from deputies, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  While continuing to flee, Crumpton ran a red light at the Fairfield Drive intersection, striking a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 22-year old Shyanne Nicole Doster. The Silverado overturned and struck a Toyota pickup driven by Edward Glenn King of Cantonment.

Crumpton was ejected. He was transported to Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Doster and King were not injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing their investigation.

Photos by Kayla Mott for, click to enlarge.


22 Responses to “Man Dies In Crash While Fleeing From Escambia County Deputy”

  1. Tabby on September 28th, 2018 8:49 pm

    @Shay and Robinhood–People like me. I’m just about as conservative as you can get yet for the Constitution how it is written. I don’t blame others for problems. If the kid was being stopped for a minor infraction and he runs, don’t let it be a danger to others and get him later. Numerous cities do this because high speed chase are dangerous. And for a minor infraction. Use your head. Yet I agree with harsh punishment when caught. Heck, I wish cops could still kick butt without the circus it becomes. Robinhood–Not making threats. Just simple cause and effect.

  2. William in Beulah on September 27th, 2018 8:56 pm

    Whisperjets, Just what would you have parents do? Parents are charged with child abuse when they discipline their children today. I know, we can actually blame the people committing crimes for doing dumb stuff and not trying to blame anyone else.
    It seems like all people want to do is blame someone else instead of the person or persons that did it , once you reach a certain age you know what is right from wrong, it’s no one else’s fault for what you do, unless they have you at gunpoint or something. When will we have personal accountability or doesn’t that matter anymore? None of us are perfect, whether it’s parenting or just life and we do not control the actions of others, all though some would like too.

  3. Whisperjet on September 27th, 2018 5:53 am

    …The LEO’s are doing a good job..problem ..too many outlaws..When you have folks shooting guns and fighting on Davis and I-10..and kids fleeing from LEO’s and causing deadly accidents , the base of the problems start at home where kids are not taught that responsibility for one’s actions brings consequences , both good and bad…try using discipline early on in a child’s life and we might see a change in society..

  4. I agree with MRM on September 26th, 2018 5:31 pm

    Well Said, he still has family left!!!! No one wants to see their child in trouble let alone gone because of some stupid choices. I would Never give up on one of mine!!! Prayers for his love ones.

  5. Shay on September 26th, 2018 5:15 pm


    Your way of thinking is what is wrong with the world these days. Blame others for your actions instead of taking responsibility for your own actions. The police ran after him after he ran from them. They didn’t make him run. I hate it for the family of this young man but he chose to run and caused his own death. Stop blaming the Leo’s for doing their jobs!!

  6. Caring person on September 26th, 2018 4:56 pm

    Judge ye not lest ye be judged. You all make me SICK, ye without sin cast the first stone, How dare you all judge this young man whom you do not know. The driver of that vehicle, the one that was fleeing the police, the one that caused all that damage is still alive, kept right on fleeing and left his passenger to die, now how do all of you judgemental individuals feel, I pray something like this doesn’t come knocking at your door and ugly, hurtful people talking about your deceased love one.

  7. MRM on September 26th, 2018 11:22 am

    Shame on all of you for being so cold about the young persons life just because he has been in trouble with the law. What if it were your child, grandchild, brother etc…, would you be so fast to think it was ok that their life was lost. If any of your family members should ever get in trouble with the law I guess you’re the type to write them off, I think not. The LEOs in the north end of the country drive way to fast I’ve called and reported it because it could cause an accident so don’t be so fast to think they always make the right decisions. True no one can change on their own but a touch from God could have helped him. How many on here would admit they’re a Christian but talking trash about this guy.

  8. Robinhood on September 26th, 2018 8:04 am


    ” don’t care how many times he’s been to jail. He was 20. Just a child. Could’ve straightened up. Some don’t have anyone to teach and stay on top of em”

    Are YOU that naïve to think he would straighten up after being arrested and in trouble so much. At least he will not be able to steal things that do not belong to him anymore. I guess you can call that “KARMA”. You are not going to kill anyone unless YOU want to do the time too or risk getting shot by the CCW victim you wish to shoot. Be careful out there throwing around threats !!!!

  9. Tabby on September 26th, 2018 6:26 am

    You people are some real winners. If he didn’t commit a major felony to be stopped to start with, I blame LEOs. No need to go on a high speed chase over something minor. Let him ride and get him later on. Cause lemme tell you, if it was over a traffic infraction and he had killed my family member because of being chased, it’d be some trouble buddy. Then I’d be going to prison. Y’all kill me, I don’t care how many times he’s been to jail. He was 20. Just a child. Could’ve straightened up. Some don’t have anyone to teach and stay on top of em.

  10. Good deal... on September 25th, 2018 9:49 pm

    At least it was the suspect that was killed and not the victims. After a quick search of escambia jail view, the dude probably had over 20 charges from 2015-2018. On the bright side, it saves the us, the tax payers money so that we’re not giving him 3 hots and a cot for the rest of his life. Justice served!

  11. Carl on September 25th, 2018 9:10 pm

    As far as insurance paying anything. Generally, intentional criminal acts are excluded from liability insurance coverage. However, whether a particular insurance policy covers a particular fact pattern is a contract issue that must be decided by a court of law. So don’t start counting you money yet. Florida does require $10,000 property damage liability insurance. Does anyone really think he was insured? Also, I doubt $10,000 would buy either truck.

  12. Not his first rodeo on September 25th, 2018 6:59 pm

    A quick look at ESCO online public records reveals that this man was no stranger to ESCO law enforcement, so that might have had something to do with the reason for the pursuit that ended his life.

    Prayers sent to his family.

  13. Steve on September 25th, 2018 4:40 pm

    Those updated pics are GREAT… That guy must have been going a 100…
    And the insurance I was talking about was me being sarcastic.. But if he has insurance then it will pay…

  14. good grief on September 25th, 2018 4:38 pm

    “If you’re going to flee wear your seatbelt?”………that’s got to be one of the dumbest things I’ve heard in a while! Pretty sure the least of his worries was the inconvenience of wearing a seatbelt when he needed to bail at some point. We’ll never know what his reason was other than disrespect for LEO’s. I just hope the two innocents recover okay and are insured because I’d doubt the deceased had insurance either. His Facebook page pretty well describes who/what he was. No pity from me other than for the two he involved with the ignorance of his behavior.

  15. SW on September 25th, 2018 4:34 pm

    I thought ECSD had a no pursuit policy?

  16. Carl on September 25th, 2018 3:31 pm

    Steve, “INSURANCE” ? Those two innocent victims will be out of luck trying to collect from who ever owns that vehicle. I hope they both have collision coverage. If so they will only be out their deductibles. Clean up? The tow company will be allowed to charge an extra labor fee per time on site. Who ever picks up the vehicles has to pay the charges.

  17. Trocarman on September 25th, 2018 3:28 pm

    Justice served.

  18. Howie on September 25th, 2018 3:24 pm

    These high speed chases aren’t worth it most of the time. Just this week was the trial of Kailen Kelly from Pace that killed two sisters. He will spend life in prison and deserves to not breathe the air I inhale and exhale. Mr. Red Elantra wasn’t so lucky to eat up taxpayer’s dollars.

    Give a little more space and the driver being chased, will eventually slow down. Allow the backups to assist in the stop that will happen at some point.

    Don’t read where there is a reason for the chase today.

    Prayers for the other drivers to recover.

  19. Jim on September 25th, 2018 2:10 pm

    If you flee, wear your seatbelt!
    Prayers for the family friends and loved ones of the man who died, and for those who were involved in the crash, and for those who are investigating the situation.

  20. Steve on September 25th, 2018 12:09 pm

    I hope his insurance pays for all the damages caused.. ANd the cleanup..

  21. Mary on September 25th, 2018 11:59 am

    Where was the stop first attempted. I have a friend that was severely injured by someone being chased by about 5 ECSO deputies. Good that no one was hurt, but 2 individuals have damage to their trucks.

  22. Ama on September 25th, 2018 10:07 am

    He should have stopped. At least no one else got hurt.

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