Early Morning Wreck Claims Life Of Off-Duty Firefighter

June 22, 2024

An off-duty firefighter was killed in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 27-year-old man was traveling south on a Highway 87 approaching the intersection with County Road 87A when his 2016 Ford F-150 let the roadway for an unknown reason just after 2:30 a.m.. The pickup truck then collided with a drainage ditch and a utility pole.

There were no other vehicles involved.

The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released.

He was a career firefighter for Escambia County Fire-Rescue and a volunteer for the Jay Volunteer Fire Department.

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7 Responses to “Early Morning Wreck Claims Life Of Off-Duty Firefighter”

  1. Linda Courtney on June 24th, 2024 3:28 pm

    Prayers of Comfort for his Family and Friends. May you rest in Peace in Heaven. Thank you for your service to our community. You are gone to be with the Lord, but not forgotten here on Earth.

    Great Respect
    Linda Courtney

  2. Susie on June 23rd, 2024 11:06 am

    Just like this Hero had a special place here on Earth saving lives and helping others, he has a special place in Heaven now with eternal life. God rest his soul and give his family strength. God bless you all.

  3. Kay on June 22nd, 2024 10:13 pm

    Rest in peace, brother! My heart breaks for his natural and’s FF families! Please know that you are in my prayers!

  4. Billy Preston on June 22nd, 2024 7:10 pm

    He dedicated his life to the service of others. There is no higher calling than that. RIP young man.

  5. BarbieD on June 22nd, 2024 6:19 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  6. Mary on June 22nd, 2024 2:36 pm

    Knowing who his family is this just breaks my heart in so many pieces I just pray that when folks comments on this will be respectful, he was so young and worked hard to get the badge he wore so proudly. To his family PLEASE know y’all are in my deepest prayers and deepest thoughts and to his fire department family my prayers are for all of you as well, words can’t ease no pain, but I am forever truly sorry for y’all’s loss of a great young man and a wonderful leader. I pray God will give each one of y’all the strength and comfort as yall start to heal from this….he came to my need of help twice and each time told me everything was ok. Sending my love and prayers for the entire family

  7. Gene on June 22nd, 2024 2:15 pm

    God have mercy on this family.