Seven Vehicle Wreck Closes Highway 29 In Cantonment; Witnesses Reported Reckless Driver Just Before Crash

July 10, 2020

A seven vehicle crash closed Highway 29 at Muscogee Road Friday evening.

Multiple people reported a yellow Chevrolet Corvette traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed on Highway 29 just before the crash about 6:30 p.m.

There were injuries in the wreck, none of which were considered life threatening. An exact number of injuries was not available as the Florida Highway Patrol continued their investigation.

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

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31 Responses to “Seven Vehicle Wreck Closes Highway 29 In Cantonment; Witnesses Reported Reckless Driver Just Before Crash”

  1. Concerned Citizen on July 11th, 2020 11:12 pm

    @Mike, I’d claim emotional stress in which my Lawyer would claim diminished responsibility.

  2. mat on July 11th, 2020 5:00 pm

    Maybe his medical condition was… a lead foot.

  3. mike on July 11th, 2020 12:48 pm

    25 and got a Vette. i can see that, good job, good credit, it could happen. or, rich mom and dad, who knows? most of us were not that lucky at 25. if we had been we would not have driven it in such a fashion. (not in town at least, hehe). :)

  4. Southern girl on July 11th, 2020 12:15 pm

    To Lol July 11,
    That is what a FHP put on the ticket of the driver running 75 to 80 on 95-a,when he hit my son from the wrong side of the road. FHP does care either damage done did not phase the officer that going 45 would have done that damage. Slap on the wrist is all they get.

  5. Traci Cummings on July 11th, 2020 11:54 am

    Me and My husband were stopped at that red light coming back home from Pensacola, when that Guy, came up behind us, on the turning lane side, then stomped the gas, ( hard to believe that would be a medical issue) then flew through that intersection, I knew he had hit someone coming head on direction. The people at the light were sitting ducks… the driver got out of that car, then Ran off. It is by the Grace and Mercy of GOD that no one was killed. The power of prayer… wow.

  6. Farmhillbarb on July 11th, 2020 11:41 am

    Well this Corvette will not be seen on the road again it’s going to the junkyard! There has been too many wrecks at that intersection. Glad no one got hurt!

  7. JB Cuthburt on July 11th, 2020 11:38 am

    @Robert

    Unless this was a Speed situation–aka a bomb was strapped to his car that would explode if he slowed down below 90 mph–then his driving can’t be justified.

    Quit trying to make excuses for this dunce. I can’t believe that a 25 year old kid in a yellow corvette would drive like an ass.

  8. john on July 11th, 2020 11:13 am

    What happened to the driver of the vette? Did he get arrested for weakness driving? If not he should have. What type of medical situation (If there was one) could make someone drive that way? A year in jail, and loosing his driving privileges for five years would be in good order, but we know that won’t happen! That fool could have gotten someone’s family member killed!

  9. mike on July 11th, 2020 11:06 am

    Concerned Citizen, you’d got an aggravated assault charge, which you can get 20 years for, not that the guy wouldn’t deserve the beating. such a pretty yellow Vette, what a shame it was in the hands of an _____. so lucky no one was seriously injured.

  10. Charlotte Rebecca Bates on July 11th, 2020 10:36 am

    I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. ROADS ARE NOT DANGEROUS. Drivers are.

  11. Willis on July 11th, 2020 10:11 am

    @pencil
    That intersection is just sitting there.
    People, one way or another, are causing the wrecks.

  12. Mike on July 11th, 2020 9:37 am

    Zig Zagged past me on Nine Mile and ran the red light at Guidy. Was in a hurry!

  13. Bewildered on July 11th, 2020 9:12 am

    Pencil, if you run a red light suddenly all intersections become dangerous!

  14. Susan Slay on July 11th, 2020 8:16 am

    This guy speeds up and down Hwy 95A Barrineau Park area going towards Molino and back towards Cantonment all the time

  15. Robert on July 11th, 2020 7:54 am

    If only they would put up a red light up there, …… Reading one of the comments they said that “he wasn’t drinking or high because he had just left work”. Maybe it was a medical reason and you guys screaming that “he should have the book thrown at him” should relax and wait and see what really happened before you cast stones and look like idiots.

  16. ekg on July 11th, 2020 7:38 am

    I’m glad everyone is okay……that area…all the way thru Cantonment… is used by speeders….the speed is designated, but drivers are constantly driving way over the speed limit…and a lot of the speeders are large truck drivers…I maintain the speed, but have people on top of me and passing me constantly…..thanking the “Great Spirit” that I have not been wrecked yet…

  17. Just saying on July 11th, 2020 7:33 am

    People saying just because he was doing “45 in a 35” obviously have no clue. This idiot was doing 100-120 weaving in & out of traffic just before this accident. Went around people sitting at a red light & ran it causing this accident.

  18. Lol on July 11th, 2020 7:16 am

    @Robert
    The story states the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed.
    I understand the point you’re trying to make, but “doing 45 in a 35” and “traveling at a high rate of speed” seems to be a little different, so I’m wondering where you got the idea he was driving at a speed of 45 mph??

  19. pencil on July 11th, 2020 6:18 am

    Something about that intersection . . . . I got into an accident at the same spot last year.

  20. Robert on July 11th, 2020 5:40 am

    So if you are going 45 in a 35 and cause a big accident they should send you to prison and revoke your license for life. Hwys are always dangerous. Drivers beware.

  21. Alan on July 10th, 2020 11:51 pm

    I guess that will slow the Vette down. Hope the FHP throws the book at him. I’m sure the LONG BROTHERS or MORGAN AND MORGAN will. Glad no one was seriously hurt.

  22. Seth Attaway on July 10th, 2020 11:02 pm

    High quality car, low quality driver.

  23. DK on July 10th, 2020 10:40 pm

    Endangered a lot of lives for what stupid stupid and should have license revoked for a year or two.Probably in a hurry to go nowhere like most of the other accidents in Escambia County.

  24. kmac on July 10th, 2020 10:38 pm

    I wonder how much he wants for the motor?

  25. Concerned Citizen on July 10th, 2020 9:45 pm

    If it was one of my family members that he hit, I’d beat him within an inch of his life right there in the scene.

  26. Gary Hebert on July 10th, 2020 9:42 pm

    I was sitting turning lane beside white truck, he came between us went through light than crash

  27. phillip on July 10th, 2020 9:41 pm

    We have some bad drivers in the area and nothing seems to be done about them. If I had to put money on it I would say that driver doesn’t receive any real punishment and is back out on the road (with some trash insurance) before the weekend is over.

  28. Denis on July 10th, 2020 9:36 pm

    This guy nicked our car while speeding on the highway. Startling experience, but not damage on our side, happily.

  29. Jessica Liddell on July 10th, 2020 9:34 pm

    @KD he definitely wasn’t drunk high or shy of that source he had just gotten off work and I won’t disclose his personal business because the news didn’t but there was a reason and no he shouldn’t have been speeding because it wouldn’t have stopped the situation but I’m just glad everyone is ok

  30. Howie on July 10th, 2020 9:31 pm

    A young male (maybe 25 – 30ish) was driving the ‘vette. His left arm had a small bandage and otherwise seemed to be okay. Seven vehicles damaged and the craziest looking wreck I’ve seen in years.

  31. KD on July 10th, 2020 9:05 pm

    Does anyone know why the Corvette was speeding? It was the craziest wreck I’ve ever seen. The only thing I can think that he/she was drunk or someone was chasing him. I am beyond curious.





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