Escambia County Woman Dies In Mobile Bayway Crash

September 1, 2019

An Escambia County woman died in a crash involving a contract mail truck Friday on the I-10 Bayway in Baldwin County.

Alabama troopers said 64-year-old Estrelita Tuazon Naranja of Pensacola was eastbound in a 2010 Ford Fusion when it experienced a “disabling event” and came to rest near the inside retaining wall.  Naranja activated the emergency flashers and exited the vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, a 2011 International truck driven by 59-year old James Powell of Robertsdale collided with the rear of the Ford.  During the crash, Naranja went over the bridge retaining wall and into the Blakeley River area of the Mobile delta. Her body was recovered by Alabama Marine Police.

The truck, which was contracted to carry U.S. Mail, caught fire and was destroyed. Powell was transported to an area hospital.

The crash, included why Naranja’s vehicle was disabled, remains under investigation by Alabama troopers.


3 Responses to “Escambia County Woman Dies In Mobile Bayway Crash”

  1. Lost Friend on September 6th, 2019 2:56 pm

    This sweet lady and I have been sharing her house together for the last several months. She is one of the kindest and most gentle souls I will ever meet. She worked hard to send money to her mother in the Phillipines who is 90 years old. Family was everything to her, especially her 4 year old grandson. I am privileged to have known her and am blessed for it.

  2. WORRIED RESIDENT on September 1st, 2019 7:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for this family’s loss. My prayers are with you.

  3. mick on September 1st, 2019 10:53 am

    A terrible tragedy…Father bless her soul, bring healing to the injured, and keep all in your care in Jesus’s name.

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