Two Killed, Including 18-Year Old, In Highway 29 Wrong-Way Driver Crash

March 17, 2023

Two people were killed in a fiery wrong way driver crash on Highway 29 early Friday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a white Chevrolet sedan was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 29 just south of Quintette Road at 12:41 a.m.

A burgundy Nissan SUV driven by an 18-year old female from Molino was northbound at the time, and the vehicles collided head-on.

The Chevrolet sedan caught fire with the driver still inside. Troopers said the sedan driver has not yet been identified.

Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 18-year old SUV driver was a Northview High School senior.

The FHP investigation is continuing.


41 Responses to “Two Killed, Including 18-Year Old, In Highway 29 Wrong-Way Driver Crash”

  1. Vickey on March 20th, 2023 4:41 pm

    So sad prayers for the families

  2. Marty Forehand on March 20th, 2023 12:29 pm

    This is terrible. Making it worse is not knowing how and why a vehicle was traveling south in the northbound at those kind of speeds. Is FHP working on that?

  3. Smith Jerica on March 19th, 2023 11:09 am

    Prayers for her family to start off with my children knew her from school and are taking this pretty hard I try to give comfort but I know at this time they have to mourn the loss of their friend right now on their own as a mom I just couldn’t imagine any of this I will continue to pray for comfort and peace during this very very hard time and to the family please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need a shoulder to lean on cry scream be upset mad I will be here I know that may not seem like much but sometimes we have to just let it out rip sweet child please keep everyone in heaven smiling like you always did!❤️

  4. Sophie on March 19th, 2023 4:48 am

    Rip kara ill miss you forever sweet girl

  5. Old Coach on March 18th, 2023 5:17 pm

    As a former teacher and coach I’ve experienced the loss of a student to an automobile accident. This will be a tough return for the Northview staff and students. The day after the accident while at Century High School in my class the desk was empty and none of the students knew what to say. Grieving will be a huge pain for all the teachers, students, and support personnel.
    Prayers are needed for all. Such a tragedy for the family keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

  6. Kylie on March 18th, 2023 10:38 am

    R.I.P she was a sweet girl! Fly high

  7. Aliyah Neal on March 18th, 2023 8:38 am

    Prayers for the beautiful girls family.

  8. Bryson on March 18th, 2023 12:34 am

    it’s sad last I saw and talked with her was Thursday night around 8 when I decided to get dinner and wham just like that she’s taken away from this world, Kara u will be missed and loved by many many people. May ur soul R.I.P. Kara Santorelli December 19, 2004 – March 17, 2023

  9. Kaitlin on March 17th, 2023 10:37 pm

    R.i.p. and prayers to the families/friends. Life is unfair….

  10. Amber on March 17th, 2023 10:27 pm

    Prayers for all concerned my heart aches for all parties and especially the young lady not making it to graduation I have two seniors there are no words.. blessed be and may you find peace and comfort…

  11. Northview student on March 17th, 2023 9:59 pm

    Wow, never take life for granted. Prayers for this sweet girl. She lit up any room she walked into, the whole community will miss her. Prayers for the faimly, we will miss you

  12. Vickie on March 17th, 2023 9:52 pm

    So sad , Prayers go out to both families..

  13. mnon on March 17th, 2023 9:17 pm

    The Lord takes the best away before we think it is time, but He needed His angel to come back home. Prayers to the family

  14. Hildegard Long on March 17th, 2023 8:21 pm

    May our loving God surround these families with love and peace…so very tragic.

  15. Ryan on March 17th, 2023 8:12 pm

    I knew the 18 year young lady through the business that she was employed.
    She was one of the sweetest persons you could ever meet.
    My sincere condolences go out to her family, and her co coworkers.
    My prayers are with all of you.
    God has a new angel without a doubt.
    She will be missed by all that had the pleasure of meeting her.

  16. E Alex on March 17th, 2023 7:38 pm

    She was such a sweet, kind-hearted person. Her smile lit up the room and she had such a good heart. She will be deeply missed.

  17. Daisy J on March 17th, 2023 7:15 pm

    Rest easy beautiful sweet girl❤️ you made basketball so much better

  18. cf on March 17th, 2023 5:58 pm

    People don’t need lectures and driving lessons. They need prayers right now. Be considerate!

  19. kyler on March 17th, 2023 5:22 pm

    rest easy kara.

  20. JB on March 17th, 2023 4:03 pm

    No words…just prayers for this family

  21. Dawn Sims on March 17th, 2023 3:43 pm

    No words….
    besides praying for all families involved.

  22. Jim Shugart on March 17th, 2023 3:41 pm

    She will be missed! Such a bubbly personality and disposition. Prayers for both families.

  23. Ashlyn on March 17th, 2023 3:04 pm

    I am so sorry for yalls loss Kara was a great coworker/ friend at Jimmy’s I could tell stories but I am so sorry for yalls loss and she will be greatly missed by everyone

  24. Jt on March 17th, 2023 3:03 pm

    Rest easy

  25. Lorra Amerson on March 17th, 2023 2:32 pm

    So incredibly sad. The county needs to do something about the northern part of Hwy 29. There was nearly a head on collision yesterday during the day. Please slow down people and pay attention. Prayers to both families.

  26. Tydeasia on March 17th, 2023 1:51 pm

    This hit me hard we was just in class last week laughing at ms.McMillan,love you Kira rest easy baby girl❤️

  27. Teresa Saunders on March 17th, 2023 1:48 pm

    Bless your entire family

  28. Jan on March 17th, 2023 1:13 pm

    My heart is broken for both families.

  29. Dakota Smith on March 17th, 2023 12:54 pm

    This sucks, I’m at a lost for words, please pray for her family

  30. lana on March 17th, 2023 12:42 pm

    she was such a kind soul. you’ll be missed dearly by everyone ❤️

  31. Ishana on March 17th, 2023 12:34 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  32. Beth on March 17th, 2023 12:21 pm

    My heart aches for these families.

  33. Cynthia Walsh on March 17th, 2023 12:11 pm

    This is just tragic and heartbreaking. I am so very sorry for these two lives taken. I sincerely pray for the families of each. God Bless you and may God comfort you.

  34. Kaylie on March 17th, 2023 11:53 am

    rip sweet girl, you will be so missed. you had the biggest heart anyone ever knew. i’ve known you since middle school, you were such a sweetheart. my condolences to the families and other friends.

  35. Al Hijuelos on March 17th, 2023 11:49 am

    Deepest sympathies and prayers for the young lady’s family.

  36. Tim Thompson on March 17th, 2023 11:45 am

    So Sad Prayers go out to her family and work family

  37. ANGIEC on March 17th, 2023 11:23 am

    Prayers for the family – RIP sweet girl!!!!

  38. Laura on March 17th, 2023 11:06 am

    My condolences to the family. Praying for them and friends.

  39. Sue on March 17th, 2023 10:54 am

    So terribly sad, and so preventable.

  40. Justin on March 17th, 2023 10:50 am

    Passed it on my way to work this morning it was sure bad to see at 3:30 prayers good thoughts and well wishes to the families!

  41. Bonnie on March 17th, 2023 10:44 am

    How horrible! Prayers for the families.

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