Kingsfield Road Crash Claims Life Of Pedestrian

March 22, 2019

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A pedestrian was killed in a crash Thursday night on East Kingsfield Road.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 39-year old Jason Fleming of Cantonment was traveling east on East Kingsfield about 8 p.m. approaching the intersection of Joel Street in a 2003 Honda Accent. A pedestrian was walking east on the white outside line of Kingsfield approaching the same intersection.

“The pedestrian failed to walk on the shoulder and due to being too close to passing traffic was struck,” according to the FHP. The name of the pedestrian has not been released awaiting notification of next of kin.

Any charges against Fleming are pending the outcome of the FHP investigation.

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17 Responses to “Kingsfield Road Crash Claims Life Of Pedestrian”

  1. Calvinqualls on March 26th, 2019 6:48 am

    Well they need sidewalks on kingsfield rd it would save lives i travel it a lot there ’s plenty of space beside they main rd i have even seen kid’s on the main rd skateboarding i walk a lot.for exercise and a lot of the times i don’t like walking in the grass is because there’s broken bottles there’s snakes things like that makes me want to walk the highway but it’s not as bad on muscogee rd be careful people’s im constantly looking back watch for people’s walking i do when I’m driving

  2. Kingsfield Residence on March 23rd, 2019 11:35 pm

    I reside on Kingsfield. Just tonight two gentleman were walking on the white line, basically walking in our lane. An on coming car enabled us to move around them much. It was a close call. The walker threw his hands in the air. Get the heck off the road. Maybe, just maybe you won’t get hit or run over. The road Is designed for vechels. More than enough room for them to walk in the grass. Don’t be stupid. Feel sorry for the driver.

  3. Enough is enough on March 23rd, 2019 5:47 am

    My heart goes out to both the victim’s family and the driver. I live on Kingsfield Road. It doesn’t matter what time of day you are traveling on Kingsfield – you will have to deal with both speeders (cars, trucks, business vehicles) and walkers. There is an older gentleman that walks on the road daily, refusing to step off onto the grass and will motion for cars to move over into oncoming traffic. He is either walking to or from the Tom Thumb at Chemstrand and Kingsfield. My husband and I have commented on several occasions that he is “an accident waiting to happen”. Please! County commissioners, won’t you help us?

  4. stumpknocker on March 22nd, 2019 9:33 pm

    @Frank, how bout you check stats about ticket writing by deputies. They issue a lot more than you think. How bout telling folks that get tickets for speeding and other infractions to just fess up and not waste deputy’s time in court saying they were wronged and just admit it and pay the ticket.

  5. Jacqueline Carco on March 22nd, 2019 7:51 pm

    We need to band together and demand better lighting and sidewalks on Kingsfield Road! There have been too many deaths on this road. Two of them were almost directly in front of my home. I am afraid to drive on Kingsfielid, and I have no choice

  6. Nana of 12 on March 22nd, 2019 6:53 pm

    To Justwhy: agree!!!!!!!!!!

  7. frank on March 22nd, 2019 3:25 pm

    No doubt speeding is a problem in our county…..why is it i seldom see law enforcement pulling folks over for speeding….i see mostly county officers pulled over facing opposite of each other, driver window to driver window, shooting the breeze.

  8. Ken Stearme on March 22nd, 2019 1:15 pm

    It’s time to put sidewalks, curbs, and lighting from Chemstrand to Palafox. With the convenient stores at both ends, we will always have foot traffic, especially young people. Are we waiting for a teen or younger to get hit and killed before change occurs?

  9. Kane on March 22nd, 2019 12:43 pm

    It’s a residential road and as such should have sidewalks and streetlights. No reason people should die to save a few pennies. The county and city have money for street signs that light up but not sidewalks to save lives.

  10. Cinda B on March 22nd, 2019 12:40 pm

    There are way too many deaths on Kingsfield Rd! We need more lights and a pedestrian/bike path. People walk up and that stretch of Kingsfiels day & night. There’s no sidewalk or even an extra foot road edge, for safety. There’s no safe walking on Kingsfueld Rd. Drivers speed and are driving distracted daily. Something has to be done. Prayers for all involved

  11. Justwhy on March 22nd, 2019 11:29 am

    I can’t figure out for the life of me why people walk in the road. I get it, if there’s a sudden drop off or deep ditch (to edge along a short stretch then get back in the grass) but otherwise, you, as a pedestrian, do NOT have rights unless it’s clearly marked. Folks around these parts just don’t seem to grasp that concept, and it’s deadly, tragic, and sad. My condolences to all involved. Please, please…. Stay off the road if you’re walking. Use your good sense and remember you’re no match for a barreling multi-ton piece of machinery.

  12. CW on March 22nd, 2019 10:56 am

    I see this all too much of people walking up and down Kingsfield. It’s always a very busy road and it was just a matter of time before something like this happened..prayers to all involved

  13. fisherman on March 22nd, 2019 10:50 am

    I have almost hit several people at night due to them walking on side of road wearing dark clothing. If you have to walk at night invest in clothing that is reflective or buy a roll of reflective tape. It takes money to fix the problems and no one wants their taxes any higher.

  14. Barbara Partrick on March 22nd, 2019 10:16 am

    Maybe it’s time the county commissioner petitions for a bike/pedestrian lane on East Kingsfield. So sad this happened…night time and narrow road = problem waiting to happen.

  15. Msawyer on March 22nd, 2019 9:26 am

    Very sad. Pedestrians need to realize they are not easily seen at night and get off the roads!!!! Horrible way to learn that. Sad for all!!

  16. Jennifer Knudsen on March 22nd, 2019 8:41 am

    This happened in my backyard basically last night…my heart goes out to all involved…this is a very very dark stretch, and just outside my fence is a very deep drainage ditch that the grass grows high, and fast…possibly reason she was walking to close to the lane, and it being to dark to see anyone until u r on top of them…maybe the county could put up some more lights along Kingsfield…Prayers up for all involved

  17. Billy Abston on March 22nd, 2019 7:23 am

    Motorist dried entirely too fast East Kingsfield Road. This is the second fatal accident on this road since I have lived nearby in the past three months. It sounds like the Indy 500 sometimes.





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