Single Vehicle Wreck Near Century Claims One Life

March 14, 2021

A single vehicle crash Saturday night claimed the life of an adult male about three miles west of Century.

The 53-year old man was westbound on Highway 4A approaching Broomes Road when he lost control in a curve and left the roadway. His vehicle struck a culvert and went airborne over a driveway in the wreck that was discovered about 10:45 p.m.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene.  There were no passengers in the vehicle.

The roadway was closed at least two hours by the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases the names of traffic crash victims.

The Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Single Vehicle Wreck Near Century Claims One Life”

  1. Betty Boutwell Babineaux on April 16th, 2021 4:57 pm

    has anyone though that it my be med, promblem

  2. BARNIE on March 25th, 2021 7:59 pm

    I’ve lived and driven on 4A for over 55yrs.
    Never had an accident.
    Yes, the road has some stuff curves, and a few potholes.
    Those things have NOTHING to do with the number of accidents.
    SPEED IS THE GREATEST FACTOR !!! If a driver follows the speed limit, and pays
    attention to the road, he should NEVER have an accident.

  3. Polly on March 15th, 2021 4:04 pm

    I have been traveling Hwy 4A for over 40 years. It is true that speed could be a factor for some of the accidents but also true are the road conditions. Narrow road, pot holes in and on the sides of the road and needs restriping. Fog plays an important part in driving this time of year. Prayers going to this man’s family and friends.

  4. David on March 15th, 2021 3:20 pm

    I will leave the wreck forensics to all the posters.
    My heart goes out to the family and prayers.
    This is gut wrenching to know that kind of pain one feels losing a loved one.
    Been there.

  5. sam on March 15th, 2021 8:08 am

    there have been numerous accidents in that area. speed has been a cause. the road is narrow, you do have to pay attention in that area.

  6. Barney Cash on March 15th, 2021 8:01 am

    This road is to narrow and needs to be striped, it’s hell to see with on coming traffic at night

  7. Willis on March 14th, 2021 7:24 pm

    Citizen it appears someone ( West Fl Regional Planning Council)presented their wants to the BCC.
    Not the BCC presented projects they had funding for.

    Prayers for this man and his family.

  8. Dennis HE Wiggins on March 14th, 2021 5:07 pm

    @Citizen – Don’t blame it on the county. I have lived just a mile or so from that curve for two decades and have never had issues there. The two biggest problems in that curve are speeding and driver inattentiveness. I don’t know what the issue was in this accident, but I know it wasn’t the road.

  9. Citizen on March 14th, 2021 1:34 pm

    The county had a plan in 2015 to improve this road. It ispast time.
    Six years ago and still not done.

    Stop ignoring it BCC

  10. Angi on March 14th, 2021 3:07 am

    Came upon this accident on my way home from work, sad there was a life lost. Prayers to this man’s family…
    Everyone please be careful out there.