Wrong-Way Driver: Multiple Injuries In Crash With Multiple Vehicles In Molino

February 19, 2018

A wrong-way driver on Highway 29 in Molino injured multiple people in a multiple vehicle crash Sunday night in Molino.

The driver of a Kia Sportage was reportedly traveling north in the southbound lanes of Highway 29 near Barrineau Park Road. The Kia struck a Ford SUV, causing the Ford to overturn.  Four people in the Ford SUV were injured, including an infant.

The KIA collided with an unknown number of additional vehicles, including a Jeep with an infant passenger. In all, about half dozen vehicles were directly involved in the crash or had tires flattened by debris in the roadway. The crash scene was spread over a considerable distance.

The 9:53 p.m. wreck closed Highway 29 until 1:06 a.m. Monday for crash investigation, vehicle removal and  debris cleanup.

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Further details have not been released.

The Molino and Cantonment Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

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NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

Century Post Office Ignores Presidential Order To Lower Flag To Half Staff

February 19, 2018

The Century Post Office apparently ignored a presidential order to lower American Flags to half staff to honor victims of last week’s Florida school shooting that claimed 17 lives.

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation ordering flags to be flown at half staff through Sunday Monday. By Friday, the flag at the Century Post Office had not be lowered, as seen in the photograph that does show an American flag at half staff at a neighboring credit union.

“Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” the proclamation reads.

“As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018,” the proclamation continues.

Attempts to contact the U.S. Postal Service for comment were unsuccessful.

Pictured: The flag at full staff on Friday, February 15, at the Century Post Office, while the flag at a neighboring credit union is at half staff. Photo of for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.