Accident Claims The Life Of A Pedestrian On Highway 95A In Cantonment

October 7, 2018

A Cantonment accident claimed the life of a pedestrian Saturday night in Cantonment.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 31-year old Ronald Smedley of Milton was struck by a Ford Expedition on Highway 95A just south of Archer Road about 8:35 p.m. Smedley was walking in the roadway when he was hit by a Ford Expedition driven by 43-year old Charles Kimbel of Cantonment.

Smedley was pronounced deceased on scene by first responders. Kimbel and his passenger, 47-year old Brenda Kimbel of Cantonment, were not injured.

No charges were filed.

Highway 95A was closed for several hours following the accident.

This story will be updated when additional details are available.

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7 Responses to “Accident Claims The Life Of A Pedestrian On Highway 95A In Cantonment”

  1. citizen on December 4th, 2018 2:54 pm

    I just want Mr.Kimbel to know that it was not his fault I was looking through these and seen and also read this article. The county needs to add street lights and a sidewalk for a safer environment. prayers for families.

  2. fisherman on October 8th, 2018 9:52 am

    People that want sidewalks in their neighbor hood should ask their county commissioner to implement an MSBU tax for the purpose of building sidewalks and lighting improvements. Have a meeting with all your neighbors about this and if majority want it go forward.

  3. Sidewalks PLEASE on October 7th, 2018 9:36 pm

    Lack of lights isn’t the problem, lack of a lighted walkway/bike-way IS the problem. This area is very pedestrian. You see people all times of day and night walking to work, bus stops, grocery, fast food, etc…. WHY? Because they have no other choice. Gulf Breeze, Pensacola proper, Perdido and many other areas of Escambia County have sidewalks pretty much EVERYWHERE, yet we in Cantonment have almost none. The problem starts with our county commissioners not demanding funding so that we are afforded the same measures of safety as the wealthier parts of town. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you want safer ways for our citizens to travel, tell our County Commissioners how you feel.

    Prayers sent….

  4. Angi on October 7th, 2018 7:14 pm

    I agree that they need more lighting on this road. People do walk or ride bicycles with dark clothing all of the time through there. I have come real close a few times to hitting them. Prayers for all involved…

  5. Shae on October 7th, 2018 3:55 pm

    They need more light back there on that road it’s too dark and peoole walk up and down that road day and night ..

  6. LisaPcola on October 7th, 2018 12:36 pm

    So sorry to hear this. We live in this area, and frequently are startled by pedestrians on 95A that are dressed in dark clothing, walking or cycling on the edge of the road. It’s a poorly lit road, with no shoulder for safe transit. Why there can’t be lights installed on the many poles along this road is a wonder. Prayers for the families involved.

  7. Matchbox on October 7th, 2018 10:19 am

    Prayers for the driver and passenger….just know this was not your fault…prayers for the family of the deceased

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