Bicyclist Struck And Killed In Santa Rosa County

January 14, 2020

A bicyclist was fatally injured when he was hit by two vehicles in Santa Rosa County Monday night.

The Florida Highway patrol said bicyclist Anthony Hill, 63, was in the center turn lane of Woodbine Road near Fawnwood Drive, attempting to cross Woodbing from west to east about 6:30 p.m.

Debra McBride, 62 of Milton, attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone, according to FHP.  She struck Hill with her Nissan Frontier, knocking him into the northbound travel lane where he was struck by a Kia Forte driven by 23-year old Clayton Fischer of Flomaton. Hill was pronounced deceased at the scene.

McBride and Fischer were not injured.

Any charges are pending the outcome of further investigation.


8 Responses to “Bicyclist Struck And Killed In Santa Rosa County”

  1. Beth on January 16th, 2020 10:17 am

    I live off of Woodbine and I see people use the turn lane as a passing lane almost daily. I was trying to make a left turn onto Woodbine heading towards Hwy. 90 at about 4:30 last week and a huge truck barreled down the passing lane making it impossible for me to take the chance to get out on the road. The people who travel down this road are in such a hurry all the time it was inevitable that a tragedy such as this was going to happen. I pray that people will eventually realize that other people are just as important as they are. More importantly I am praying for the Hill family in this situation that could have been avoided if others were not so selfish in their daily lives.

  2. ROBERT on January 16th, 2020 9:48 am

    No one should be in that big of a hurry. Whatever she was headed to wasn’t worth a life. Now 3 families will suffer …maybe for ever. Both cars that struck this poor man and the family of the bad driver will pay with guilt and regret.Hope her punishment is more than a wrist slap.

  3. john on January 16th, 2020 7:20 am

    Rule #1 of the road: Always give yourself time to get where you are going.

    In one instance I had a maniac driver pass me, they almost caused a wreck, and where did they go….they pulled into the Walmart….not as hospital…..I repeat…..Walmart!

  4. Bart Price on January 15th, 2020 7:41 pm

    R.I.P Tony You Will Be Missed and Prayers For His Family!

  5. ensley boy on January 15th, 2020 10:08 am

    People improperly pass all the time. Its not until KARMA arrives that results in a problem.

  6. G on January 15th, 2020 1:03 am

    Praying for the Hill family and the young man from flomaton. As for the lady passing in a no passing zone. I hope they give her what she deserves…

  7. Hmmm on January 14th, 2020 7:12 pm

    Oooopps, Debra. You messed up. That extra few moments you tried to gain by being reckless ended someone else’s life and will affect yours for a long time. Something to think about people… slow down and relax. Not only did it take MUCH longer for her to get where she was going, whole families of people will now suffer from this tragedy.

  8. Emmadub on January 14th, 2020 6:10 pm

    No passing is clearly marked in multiple locations and I would wager she drives that stretch daily. Woodbine road is quickly becoming a very dangerous road in Pace only because of people’s impatience and as the population increases these problems will exponentially as well. I do not know if the man struck was dressed properly or following the law as a bike rider but it seems this tragedy could have been avoided.

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