Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Century

March 5, 2021

A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday afternoon in Century.

It happened on North Century Boulevard just north of Pond Street. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 71-year old Century man was attempting to walk across the roadway when he was struck by a 28-year old female driver that was unable to avoid a collision.

The man was transported from the scene by Escambia County EMS but was pronounced deceased. The Hyundai Sonata driver and her 10-year old passenger were not injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing their investigation. FHP no longer releases the names of traffic crash victims. photos, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Century”

  1. Rasheed Jackson on March 7th, 2021 5:48 am

    A cross walk will not help. People will simply cross the road wherever they want, and where ever it is convenient.
    There has been a cross walk at West Florida Hospital for years and people do not use it. They cross at the light, which is convenient to where they park. After several incidents, the county started posting a deputy at the scene to assist with traffic during shift change. People were too lazy to walk half a block to gain access to a cross walk there what makes anyone think a cross walk at the Library would have helped in this situation.
    A cross walk would be a waste of money. What they need is designated crossings that are well marked with warning signs for traffic, and lined for the pedestrians.

  2. C. on March 7th, 2021 12:41 am

    I was almost hit in a head on collision tonight on highway 29 near barth by a young blonde white female driving a 2011 honda pilot license plate number Lcki72. They fled the scene I have it on dash cam. Maybe set up some road blocks the amount of drunk drivers is scary.

  3. Trish on March 6th, 2021 1:50 pm

    I drove by this scene yesterday. My thoughts and prayers for their family.

  4. SueB on March 6th, 2021 10:01 am

    Kudos for Citizens on March 5th – get the County Commissioner involved including the Administrator who is over the County Commissioners. Call Luman Mays to help- he is the only county commissioners that understand and gets things done.

  5. Century Citizen on March 5th, 2021 11:56 pm

    Maybe now they’ll think about installing CROSSWALK right there❗️❗️

  6. Citizen on March 5th, 2021 11:34 pm

    I came up on this before EMS or police arrived. Such a tragedy. Prayers to Amy who knew the gentleman.

  7. Citizen on March 5th, 2021 10:30 pm

    Notice the date.

    The country agreed.

    High 29 is on schedule to getting repaved..Century push for getting the dip in the road at 4A elevated now you got the Dollar Store.

    Yes new Mayor Boutwell . It is up to you to get with FDOT.

    Chip Simmons it’s 35 MPH enforce it and yes you have an election sign still up on the overpass.

  8. Ashley S. on March 5th, 2021 7:32 pm

    I remember several things about this man and it’s mainly good things I remember that out weigh the rest. He was kind, honest and family oriented.. he’d help with his nieces and nephews and I can vouch for that I’d see him all the time. You will be missed Sammy I promise you that buddy, rest easy now you deserve sweet rest friend. Prayers for the family, friends and extended loved ones.
    This isn’t the first time something of this nature has happened at that VERY LOCATION and that is never really much follow up on the ones lost, is there ANY way we could possibly elect to have some sort of PEDESTRIAN CROSSWAY where pedestrians and DRIVERS could have a BROADER MORE VISIBLE LINE of CROSSING across that part of the Highway? Such as they do for the pedestrians that walk in certain crossways at the mall and such???

  9. Alana on March 5th, 2021 7:07 pm

    I love you uncle . rest up ❤️

  10. Ann on March 5th, 2021 5:52 pm

    Prayers for everyone involved

  11. A. Whorff on March 5th, 2021 5:50 pm

    Prayers and love for the friends and family of the deceased. Prayers and love for the driver as well as I sure it has tramatized her. So sad

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