Crash On Blue Angel Parkway Claims One Life

June 10, 2019

A two vehicle crash Monday morning on Blue Angel Parkway claimed the life of an Escambia County woman.

The Florida High Patrol said a southbound Ford Ranger driven by 20-year old Casey Robbirds of Pensacola crossed the centerline into the path of a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by 49-year old Donna Creel.

Creel passed away as the result of the crash. Her passenger, 21-year old Jana Creel, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in critical condition. Robbirds was also transported to Sacred Heart in critical condition.

The FHP said any charges against Robbirds is pending the outcome of their continuing investigation. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


32 Responses to “Crash On Blue Angel Parkway Claims One Life”

  1. best friend of casey on June 14th, 2019 4:43 pm

    I’ve been best friends with Casey for 6 years ! He is the sweetest most kind hearted kid I have ever met. As far as I know and what has been told to me Casey’s truck drifted into the other lane, no I have not been told how or why.. or even how Casey is. But I have also been told that he tried to pass a car in a no passing zone which does put him in the wrong.. but none of you know what even happened so stop bashing the kid for a serious accident! He’s not even out of the hospital yet! But my prayers do go to everybody. As far as everybody knows this was a freak accident and the kid doesn’t need to have people making comments about how it makes them sick or how he’s a bad person because he’s not! And for the people saying my best friend should have to do time behind bars? For what??? IT WAS LEGIT AN ACCIDENT! I’m sorry that Casey killed this lady in AN ACCIDENT!!! but I and any other one of his friends will defend him any time and any day, i promise!

  2. Matthew Farnham on June 12th, 2019 9:10 am

    I live off Bankhead rd a few blocks from where this happened..I see a ton of speeders that treat this curve as a chance to be a Nascar driver. I see a lot of people on cellphones. This is NOT the place to NOT be paying attention. The shoulders should be expanded on the South bound lane. Police should set up radar more often to slow down the flow through that curve and put people on notice. What happened was tragic. I suspect however it was either speeding, cellphone, radio or a combination.

  3. Terri Sanders on June 11th, 2019 10:36 pm

    Richard Brooks.. how do you know it was an accident? most accidents are preventable…especially if drivers would put their cell phones out of reach.. stop messing with the radio dial and just pay attention…an animal running out in front of a car is an accident….

  4. Notyourbusiness on June 11th, 2019 6:26 pm

    Have you ever considered maybe it was medicinal: maybe he passed out, had a stroke, ect. Just because he was 20 doesn’t mean he was irresponsible. He is a friend of my 20 yr old and he’s a good kid. Would never do anything to harm anyone intentionally. But he too, is in the hospital fighting for his life. But shame on you for being quick to judge saying he should be behind bars. God don’t like ugly, just hope karma doesn’t treat you how you have treated him. Shame on you. I’m sure God is appalled as well. If he does live have you ever considered the fact he will live everyday with the fact he killed this poor woman. I bet you didn’t.

  5. Debra on June 11th, 2019 4:51 pm

    So very very sad about this. Donna will be missed greatly. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family, friends and clients. Rest in peace Donna. My prayers go out to the family

  6. Sam on June 11th, 2019 4:39 pm

    This is corner is deadly .. something needs to be done with is I have lost someone on this corner it’s very dangerous … sorry for ur loss

  7. Douglas Godwin on June 11th, 2019 12:49 pm

    Coach Creel,
    I am so sorry for your loss and praying that your daughter makes a full recovery. Praying for you and your family.

  8. dismayed on June 11th, 2019 11:43 am

    A terrible situation for sure, but what’s not being addressed is the reason he crossed the center line. There aren’t too many things it could be, and besides a mechanical failure of some sort, none of them are good for the young man’s future. He should expect to do some considerable time behind bars, and rightfully so. Looking at his phone? Speed? or some other driver error should result in serious charges.

  9. Laura Watkins on June 11th, 2019 11:16 am

    I will miss you Donna! Prayers for the family! God Bless!

  10. Debra Cabe Lattimer on June 11th, 2019 10:34 am

    Jeff my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. My heart is breaking for your loss. I pray that your daughter will pull through this.

  11. Ken on June 11th, 2019 9:31 am

    So sad ! Sorry about your loss. Praying for you an your family

  12. Bob Stinnett on June 11th, 2019 1:41 am

    So very sad and sorry. Praying for you and the family
    Bob & J Stinnett

  13. Chris Snow on June 11th, 2019 1:15 am

    Coach Creel,
    STAY STRONG… prayers for you
    and your family during this time.
    - I love you

  14. Robert Barton on June 11th, 2019 1:06 am

    Prayers for both families. This is heartbreaking for everyone.

  15. Jennifer Campbell on June 10th, 2019 10:40 pm

    Coach Creel, I am so sorry that this has happened. My prayers are with your family.

  16. Anthony Durden on June 10th, 2019 10:31 pm

    Im sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers.

  17. Ariel on June 10th, 2019 10:31 pm

    Prayers for the Creel family

  18. Teri Destafney on June 10th, 2019 9:56 pm

    Prayers for peace.. Sorry for your loss

  19. Michael turner on June 10th, 2019 9:15 pm

    my Prayers are with you and your family so sorry bud

  20. Marie Wheeler on June 10th, 2019 8:54 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
    Prayers that your daughter will make a quick recovery.

  21. Kathi Johnson on June 10th, 2019 8:12 pm

    Praying for Coach Creel and his family,so sorry to hear

  22. Amanda and Russ Rogers on June 10th, 2019 7:57 pm

    Praying for peace, comfort, and strength! Our hearts are heavy for you and your family!

  23. Tracy Bolton on June 10th, 2019 7:32 pm

    I came upon this accident today, I personally don’t know any of the people involved, but I pray for both sides involved. For some reason I just can’t stop thinking of this. Please everyone pray for BOTH families.

  24. Hannah Huss on June 10th, 2019 6:13 pm

    I have the creel family in my prayers we going to miss momma Donna and we hope Jana and Jeff are recovering . We will miss you and we all hope y’all are okay . I cried when I heard about this .

  25. Richard brooks on June 10th, 2019 5:48 pm

    Prayer out to everyone involved. It a sad day for both familys and a very good friend of mine driving the ranger

  26. Richard brooks on June 10th, 2019 5:46 pm

    It was an accident and the deiver of the truck is a real good friend of mine. I sad on both parts not just for the person who lost their life

  27. Cj and josie on June 10th, 2019 5:21 pm

    Donna u will be truely missed u was a great teacher and insperation to alot of kids !! Praying for the family

  28. Lauren Mcneil on June 10th, 2019 5:18 pm

    I love y’all so much ❤️ Please don’t hesitate to call if y’all need anything ❤️❤️

  29. mat on June 10th, 2019 3:53 pm

    You are in our prayers.

  30. Angi on June 10th, 2019 3:42 pm

    Prayers for the families.

  31. concerned on June 10th, 2019 3:34 pm

    Our love and prayers go out to the Creel family. Prayers for healing for those involved.

  32. Wes on June 10th, 2019 2:58 pm

    This just makes me sick. You will be missed Donna. Praying for Jeff and the girls.

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