Portion Of Highway 29 To Be Renamed This Week For Highway Worker Killed In McDavid

November 10, 2019

A portion of Highway 29 in McDavid will be named in honor of a worker that was struck and killed while on the job.

During a ceremony on Friday, Highway 29 between Cox Road and Sigler Road will be designated as “Maceo Perkins Parkway”.

A state highway designation is an honor that requires an act of the Legislature and approval by the governor. At the request of Sen. Doug Broxson and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, the state Legislature passed the designation, and Governor Ron DeSantis signed it into law.

Maceo A. Perkins, 41, was with a group of workers employed by Broad Spectrum working on Highway 29 near Siglar Road. Just after noon on April 6, 2018, he was hit by a vehicle driven by 60-year old Sharon Odom of Century. The Florida Highway Patrol said  Odom’s 2006 Ford Mustang traveled off the roadway onto the west shoulder, colliding with Perkins and the workers’ unoccupied Dodge Ram truck.. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Odom passed away at her Century home four days after the crash.

Sen. Broxson, Rep. Mike Hill, District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry, other commissioners and local leaders are scheduled to attend the ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, November 15 at

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3 Responses to “Portion Of Highway 29 To Be Renamed This Week For Highway Worker Killed In McDavid”

  1. MT on November 10th, 2019 3:32 pm

    No one will ever know your pain. Praise the Lord you now have peace. Thank you for taking a stand and being a voice. I pray that the ceremony is beautiful.

  2. Laquinda Perkins on November 10th, 2019 11:33 am


  3. Laquinda Perkins on November 10th, 2019 8:48 am

    I am so grateful that God made this happen for me. I know my husband smiling down on me, and so proud of what I made happen. No one knows the hurt and pain I have experienced from losing my husband. I have forgiven the person that did this and allowed God to give me peace. I will continue to support others and be a voice for those that have lost a love one due to a careless driver. If you know your loved one has been drinking or has taken opioids take their Keys. There are innocent people on roads each day.
    Thanks to everyone that have supported me and made this happen.
    God I thank you

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