Brewton Man Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency In His Pickup In Cottage Hill

March 25, 2020

A Brewton man was found dead following a minor crash in Cottage Hill Wednesday morning.

Darren Burns Downing, 52, was backing up his Ford F-150 at the end of Crowndale Court at about 8:49 a.m. when he suffered a medical emergency with the vehicle still in motion, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

It appeared he may have been backing into a driveway at the time.  The rear bumper of the truck collided with a small group of trees, but the FHP said his death was not related to the collision.

Downing was pronounced deceased on the scene by Escambia County EMS.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

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5 Responses to “Brewton Man Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency In His Pickup In Cottage Hill”

  1. Kat on March 30th, 2020 5:34 pm

    I just cant believe it was you…. My heart and prayers go out to your family and all of us who lost a friend. RIP and fly high my friend, gone but never forgotten.

  2. Michelle Richardson on March 26th, 2020 3:41 pm

    So heartbroken.. Just can’t believe you are gone. Praying for the family..

  3. Cindy on March 25th, 2020 7:57 pm

    Praying for the family and friends

  4. Scott Emmons on March 25th, 2020 6:21 pm

    This is a TERRIBLE SHOCK to me.
    Darren HAS, IS ,& ALWAYS WILL BE 1 OF THE CLOSEST BEST FRIENDS I’VE EVER HAD. This is a TERRIBLE LOSS to me.
    Darren I LOVE YOU MAN & I’M GONE MISS U VERY MUCH.
    DAMN. I ALREADY DO

  5. Denise House on March 25th, 2020 6:04 pm

    Prayers for his family





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