Update: Arrest Made In Fatal Hit And Run

August 15, 2022

UPDATE: Pensacola Police said Monday night that an arrest has been made in early morning fatal hit and run.

John Halgren Kings, 38, hs been charged charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death. The vehicle he was driving has also been recovered, according to police.

Travis Hurd, 41, was struck by a vehicle on East Cervantes Street at the Bayou Texar bridge. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The vehicle that struck Hurd did not stop and left traveling east on Cervantes Street, according to Pensacola Police.

Pictured top: Travis Hurd.


11 Responses to “Update: Arrest Made In Fatal Hit And Run”

  1. 1999 Tate Grad on August 17th, 2022 10:03 am

    “Yall only know one side” Apparently you haven’t read the police report. May want to get your hands on that before you say something. Yes, this was a tragic accident, but John Kinds straight left Travis to die on the side of the road and went home to sleep in his comfortable bed. No one has to judge, he just did it and now he will have to live with that and Travis’ friends and family will have to live without him because of that choice.

  2. AJM on August 17th, 2022 1:34 am

    “Yall only know one side, don’t be quick to judge”!?!?
    Are you kidding me? My friend was left dead on the side of the road. The man who killed him tells police he hit a cardboard box before switching his story up and I shouldn’t be quick to judge? Get real. John Kings is a coward that killed a good man. Whether he planned this or not is irrelevant. It does not change the fact that Travis is dead because of him, just as it won’t make John Kings any less responsible for this. The fact that he left him to die like that says it all. How awful this is. I feel so bad for the family and everyone that loves him. Miss you homie

  3. Soobee on August 17th, 2022 12:56 am

    The sidewalk is closed at that spot due to some type of repairs. This was an odd, unfortunate crossing of paths at that exact time and place by two men that worked in the same profession and were actually friends. The driver will have to live with this.
    A very sad situation. Prayers for all involved.

  4. ... on August 16th, 2022 9:48 pm

    Yall only know one side . Don’t be quick to judge. I’m sure he didn’t plan this . .

  5. Rene Labado on August 16th, 2022 4:51 pm

    The driver that found Mr. Travis Hurd on the road was my husband. He is a good man and is trying to deal with this This situation is terrible for all involved. I feel so bad for Travis Hurd’s family. NO ONE should treat another human being this way.
    prayers go out from our family to yours.

  6. Carly Evans on August 16th, 2022 3:41 am

    How could you do this to my friend!? Why didn’t you just stop!? Idc what you was on you don’t leave someone to die. Travis didn’t deserve that! You upset a lot of people and took away a very special person from us! May God have mercy on your soul.

  7. tg on August 15th, 2022 8:14 pm

    Intoxication usually involved couldnt pass breath test. Sad Day.

  8. Paul Ross on August 15th, 2022 7:35 pm

    Rest in peace my friend.

  9. Anne on August 15th, 2022 6:44 pm

    Hope this gets out to ALL area body shops and auto dealerships so this Coward can be brought to Justice.
    Such a needless thing to happen.
    Prayers for the family and friends.

  10. 1999 Tate Grad on August 15th, 2022 5:38 pm

    Bless it all. Travis was one of the good ones! So sad to hear this news!! Praying for his family as they go through this trying time and grieve their loved one. Pensacola has lost a kind soul with this one!

  11. So sad on August 15th, 2022 4:44 pm

    Always the life of the party. Travis was a one in a million and one of a kind person. Would have given you the shirt off his back any day. Hope there are plenty of garden gnomes in the next life for you. Prayers to the Hurd family and all the friends that have every known him.
    To the coward that left: Turn yourself in and accept the consequences. You will be found and it will only get worse. You will have to live the rest of your life knowing you killed another human being and did not attempt to offer aid. My prayer to you is for you to come forward and ask for forgiveness from his family and the Lord for your selfishness.

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