Century Man Injured In Collision With Log Truck Passes Away

November 29, 2019

A Century man critically injured in a collision with a log truck in Century earlier this month has passed away.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 86-year old Jim Burl Day¬† was traveling south on Old Flomaton Road approaching East Highway 4 on November 11. He failed to make a complete stop with his 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup and pulled into the path of an approaching log truck. Wilford Kenneth Hancock, age 66 of Baker, was unable to avoid a collision, with the front of his semi striking the passenger side of Day’s pickup. Day’s pickup came to rest in the edge of a wooded area, and the log truck jackknifed into a ditch.

Day was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to a Pensacola Hospital by LifeFlight helicopter with serious injuries. He passed away this week. Hancock suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene by Escambia County EMS.

Day was ticketed  by the FHP for failing to stop at the stop sign following the crash.

Funeral services for Day are set for Friday. Click here for his complete obituary.

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One Response to “Century Man Injured In Collision With Log Truck Passes Away”

  1. Julie Booth-Moran on December 1st, 2019 5:04 am

    Praying for Mr. Hancock, the truck driver, involved in this tragic accident. We at Century Pharmacy have known Mr. Day for many years. He and his family have been long time friends of ours. Our prayers are with the family of Mr. J. B. Day. May he Rest In Peace.

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