Escambia Man Gets 10 Years In Fatal Hit And Run Involving Bicyclist

August 16, 2019

An Escambia County man has been sentenced for a fatal hit and run accident two years ago.

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Burns sentenced Jason Lee Huff to serve 10 years in state prison for leaving the scene of an accident causing death. On September 6th, 2017, Huff fled the scene of a traffic crash with a bicyclist in the intersection of Creighton Road and 9th Avenue in Pensacola. The bicyclist passed away as a result of his injuries.

The next day, a witness reported seeing a man matching Huff’s description abandoning the vehicle involved in the crash in an apartment complex parking lot. Further investigation proved it was the same vehicle from the crash and that Huff was the driver.

Ultimately, Huff admitted to fleeing the scene and was arrested on March 27th, 2019.

There is no parole in Florida, so he will be required to serve 85% of his sentence.


7 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets 10 Years In Fatal Hit And Run Involving Bicyclist”

  1. Concerned on November 28th, 2019 1:08 pm

    Jason Huff only left the scene because he was afraid of the police like 100% afraid he was afraid that they would kill him he is mentally ill and no one took the time to find that out only that he did wrong he wasn’t on drugs he wasn’t drunk he was afraid you ppl would honestly tell me that you would stay if you were afraid

  2. biracial on August 17th, 2019 11:15 am

    STOP PLAYING THE RACE CARD!! It doesn’t matter who did what. There are laws for a reason. When you think you are above the law because of your color, maybe some jail time is what it takes to make you realize there are RULES!! BOTTOM LINE, leaving the scene of bodily injury IS A CRIME!! Follow the law and you will remain free. THIS IS NOT A RACE RELATED CRIME SO DON’T MAKE IT ONE!!!

  3. All Lives Matter on August 17th, 2019 9:59 am

    Black: 1. This has nothing to do with race. 2. If you don’t want to do the time, don’t stay in trouble with the Law. 3. His rap sheet is long and full of traffic violations, and drug poss and intent to sell. 4. Don’t do drugs nor deal drugs. 5. Man Up when you hit someone with your vehicle. 6. If you want to see your kids grow up, then grow up yourself and be a good example.

  4. I'm black on August 16th, 2019 8:25 pm

    You mean to tell me that if I decide to run out in the street and you hit me and I die you should go to jail Forever 1. As kids we were taught how to cross the street and how the road works 2. The convicted man had a family he was taken away from because another persons stupidity but white folks love to see that that man has to suffer because adults can’t comprehend the rules of the road I understand he was wrong for not staying but think of it this way would you stop if you hit a possum j walking no you wouldn’t so why would I stop for stupidity 3. The news clearly stated that the pedestrian was in the wrong but two wrongs don’t make right but neither does 10 years of you not being able to watch your children 4. They ain’t know the pedestrians life what if he was trying to die there were plenty of people that time of the day if he stayed or left that man would still be dead either way

  5. paul on August 16th, 2019 9:36 am

    This is just inviting DUI drivers to run. Wait for the cops and get 20 or run and sober up for 10. The penalty should be double instead of half.

  6. Whisperjet on August 16th, 2019 7:02 am

    ..well..the good least they caught one this time…Hit and runs should be all be felonies…

  7. rance on August 16th, 2019 3:58 am

    Killed someone and got 10 years…no justice in this case

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