Motorcycle Wreck In Byrneville Claims Life Of Century Man

September 19, 2019

A single motorcycle crash in Byrneville claimed the life of a Century man Wednesday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 42-year old Richard Goodwin was westbound on Byrneville Road about a half mile from Highway 29 when he lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree with his Harley Davidson just before 8 p.m.

Goodwin was transported by Escambia County EMS to the McDavid Fire Station and airlifted to Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.

The Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


36 Responses to “Motorcycle Wreck In Byrneville Claims Life Of Century Man”

  1. Heather Look on December 28th, 2019 3:01 am

    RIP Link.Your Loved An Missed By Many I Wish Now I Woudnt Of Procrastinated On Our Date I Just Spoke With You That Same Day!! FLY High With The Angel’s..Till We Meet Again!

  2. Adria King on October 19th, 2019 1:03 pm

    I hate you hear you left us and went to Heaven. I’ve known you since middle school every chance you and Rico got to snap our bras you did. You will truly be missed. I guess I should start watching the news more in my area. Prayers to your family

  3. Doris Ashton on September 27th, 2019 4:15 am

    Was sad to hear about your passing, Link. You were my mother’s last grandchild and she loved you dearly. She carried a picture of you and bragged about her blond, curly haired grandson. I know that there must be a great family reunion going on with your Dad, mother, brother, sister and of course ” Gran-Nanny “. All of them and you will be missed.
    Rest in Peace Nephew

    Aunt Nunie

  4. Dana Dinkins on September 23rd, 2019 12:27 pm

    My brother, my friend. You will forever be missed Link Goodwin. Love you always

  5. Samantha Arey on September 21st, 2019 11:06 pm

    I will never forget you Id love being with you an it killing me your to know il never hear you come down road for me or to see your kids grow up you was amazing man an can’t wait to be with you again r.i.p Goodwin il away be thinking of you…….

  6. Dylan on September 21st, 2019 5:49 pm

    Didn’t know you much but you were a good father and had a great personality you will be very much missed. R.i.p. link so sorry

  7. Big Joshua Hall on September 21st, 2019 6:43 am

    The service is being set up at Lewis funeral home in Milton by his oldest. The plans should be finalized on Monday, and we will put the word out so all can attend. It is being held their so his son BUBBA can come….

  8. Pennu on September 21st, 2019 12:56 am

    Does anyone know about services for Link?

  9. Joleene. Chavers on September 20th, 2019 9:54 pm

    Awwe man I can’t believe this man! I know you didn’t want to leAve us so soon link but I guess maybe God needed his giant angel back! Link I have known u for a very longtime and we were never more than realy close friends but with out do u t you were the best friend one could have honest loving and so kind your heart was a s big as you ways willing to help.out always respectful and polite! I remember when I had an severely I texted tooth and u went with me to the ER thank goodness cause they gave me that super strong pain led and i was so messed up all I could do is keep telling you that I loved you lmao and then asked u to marry me Lmfao! Always my hero and I know u are with ur momma and daddy. I’m so sorry you were taken so early and for ur baby’s you love so much o hope y’all never doubt your daddys love for y’all was greater than any love ive ever witnessed may you rip gentle
    Giant you are forever loved Link!!

  10. John Doe on September 20th, 2019 12:45 pm

    Dang, so young. Good thoughts for the family and friends.

  11. Big Joshua Hall on September 20th, 2019 5:59 am

    You have been a family friend longer than we have been a family. Missy and I love you very much, and you will be sore missed. It has been a lifetime of friendship, and work, and I will cherish the memories we made. I will saddle these horses for you one more time brother, and I will pony kharma empty saddle in memory of you this weekend. You have run your last mile, but I will ride every mile to the end in memory of you BIG DOG. RIP….. LINK GOODWIN FRIEND TO ALL

  12. amanda s on September 20th, 2019 1:48 am

    my heart and soul are no longer inside my body me and link were best best friends and alot more this man saved me from insanity the night he got on a knee last july and put a ring on my hand.we never had time to make it official because of his many days away working to support me and my son.when I did get to see him every few days it was the best day of my life to link my soulmate

  13. Cheyy on September 19th, 2019 9:05 pm

    Ride with the angels Link, I’m so thankful for seeing you the other night an to hear you say you are proud of me an that you loved me one more time. And that you got to meet my son , don’t worry I won’t forget our evil plan lol I won’t forget our many memories an my kids will always know who uncle peepaw is an they will know Sasquatch was real an was the gentlest kindest giant I’ve ever known. Till I meet you again my friend. I’ll always be here for your kids exepecially bubba

  14. Nick@nite on September 19th, 2019 8:01 pm

    Well ole buddy this is probably the way we would talk to each other wether it was me or you so here it goes I LOVE YOU OLE BUDDY may your days be remembered as much as they were enjoyed you were always chipper and never let much bother you very long , I really wish this was a dream but you and I both know reality link I will always Iove you you helped me in so many ways …..R.i.p Link Goodman

  15. Cassie on September 19th, 2019 7:56 pm

    I’m at a loss for words my heart is broken you were a dear dear friend to me link a man that I will never forget with the biggest Smiles and the biggest laughs you looked scary ass hell but everyone who new you new that new u new that u were a big old sweet teddy bear deep down I love making you blush like no other like a kid in school. you were a wonderful wonderful father and friend and you will be truly missed rest in peace my buddy at least I know you went out doing what u loved riding your Harley ride High u beautiful beautiful soul my condolences to all your family and friends and to your children I’m very sorry for your loss yalls father loved y’all more than anything in this world hold on to that in your hearts and never forget y’all were everything he loved in this world r.I.p my dear gentle giant love u for all eternity thank you for giving me the opportunity to enjoy your life with you I will cherish evey memory I have with u and that beautiful smile u have I love u my dear friend and gentlegiant fly high

  16. Terri on September 19th, 2019 7:55 pm

    I’m sooo very Sorry to hear of your passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your Son & Daughter. I pray your resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father alongside your Dad, MoM & Brother!!! I Love Ya, Cuz and I’ll always remember the FUN times shared with us in Louisiana!!!

  17. Jamie Nix on September 19th, 2019 7:27 pm

    I will forever have great memories of us growing up. We use to ride horses all day, watch scary movies at your house on weekends, and you would come to my house in the summer during the week. You will be forever missed. Your mom and dad whom who love you so much are waiting for you. Fly high bubby.

  18. Aunt Jenny on September 19th, 2019 5:42 pm

    I am at a loss to find words to express my sadness for the loss of Link and for the whole it leaves in so many’s tomorrow, especially those of his children. I am praying for each of you and especially for Dagan whom surely will miss out on so much from a very devoted father. I am so very very sorry for your loss and so many whom he made an impression on.their lives. 2222 and rest. In peace my brother..and give a shout out to my other brother Kary . miss and love you both so so very much. 222 your big sis Jenny

  19. Bratt girl on September 19th, 2019 5:28 pm

    RIP Link ! You will be missed by so many. Thanks for always being there for me when I needed a friend. Heaven gained an awesome Angel

  20. Tay on September 19th, 2019 11:43 am

    Rest up pops!

  21. ~Just an old friend on September 19th, 2019 11:04 am

    Our old conversations are still in my phone. You introduced me to new terms, and a freedom I had never known. The kids will all be in my thoughts. You’ll be missed …

  22. Nikki on September 19th, 2019 10:51 am

    Rip old friend a sending loves and hugs to you’re family.

  23. Bobbie Goodwin on September 19th, 2019 10:32 am

    I love you

  24. Anniece Grizzaffi on September 19th, 2019 10:11 am

    R.I.P. Baby cousin. Prayers for his children, he loved dearly!!

  25. Anthony Potts on September 19th, 2019 9:50 am

    My heart aches ..A dear friend who I already miss dearly. I’ll never forget the fun times we shared in the mustang and beyond. R.I.P. my friend.

  26. Heidi Custead Kapele on September 19th, 2019 9:24 am

    Rip old friend! :(

  27. JessyLou on September 19th, 2019 9:22 am

    Rest In Peace Link! You Were Definitely One Of A Kind! N Will Forever Be Loved & Missed Dearly!! ~Fly High Babe~

  28. Pat Jackson on September 19th, 2019 7:41 am

    RIP Link You will be missed. Iv know you all your life.

  29. Ellen Sanders on September 19th, 2019 6:03 am

    My prayers for this man an prayers his soul is at peace with our savior and prayers for family and friends, my son age 25 was killed in bike in 2017 and his dad was killed on bike in 2018, some days are unbearable but thru Christ who strengthens me and knowing they are in heaven. Pray y’all have same peace.

  30. Swampfoot Joe on September 19th, 2019 5:11 am

    R.I.P Link fly high thank you for brotherly love it’s sad to see you go.Rember the first time I met you I thought this is a big ole boy the more I stood kicking the boots with you first thing was damn he sure can talk LMAO. You loved the people in your life unity loyalty was Link good or bad had a big heart last time I seen you spoke of the incident with your boy had opened your eyes up you said I’ve gotten a different out look on life kicked life down a few notches well brother you will be the missing Link in our hearts moment of silence to the missing Link love you ⛓️⛓️ Swampfoot Joe & family

  31. Chris Paul on September 19th, 2019 5:03 am

    A Harley man to the end.
    Fair enough ,, sir

  32. Tonya Thomley on September 19th, 2019 4:57 am

    This breaks my heart to lose one of my best friends! I was just speaking with him earlier tonight about us getting together soon to catch up on things. He was more like a big brother than anything and was always there to help any and everyone. I promise you Link ill do what i can to be there for Dalton. I love and miss ya R.I.P bubba

  33. Bill and Nancy Evans on September 19th, 2019 3:38 am

    He was a close friend and the daddy of our grandson Dagan, who is 6 yes old. I don’t know how to say how much
    Link will be missed. R.I.P. Link, you were a brother and a good friend.

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  35. Trisha Milstead on September 19th, 2019 2:43 am

    R.I.P. my friend…. I love you and you will be truly missed….I’m still in shock….

  36. Angi on September 19th, 2019 2:11 am

    Prayers for his family…

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