Woman Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Nine Mile Road

May 16, 2021

A Pace woman is charged with DUI manslaughter after hitting a pedestrian on Nine Mile Road.

Brittany Nicole Clark was booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond Saturday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Clark was eastbound on Nine Mile Road west of Airway Drive, near the John. R. Johns Ballpark, when she ran off the roadway onto the south shoulder. She collided with the 42-year old male pedestrian and two bicycles that were on the shoulder of the road.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. Clark was not injured.


18 Responses to “Woman Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Nine Mile Road”

  1. TJ on May 17th, 2021 9:05 pm

    @John “y’all don’t need to be on here saying mean stuff”
    She is what she is. People are not saying mean stuff, they are being truthful and honest. She made the conscious decision to drink and then drive, and because of those decisions a man is dead that was minding his own business and not bothering anyone. No matter if it was an accident or deliberate, the man is just as dead, and she needs to pay the consequences of her bad decisions. I do not care how good of a person she is, she got drunk, drove, and killed someone, and for that she has pay, and unfortunately her family will pay right along with her.

  2. Phil on May 17th, 2021 4:21 pm

    I have known the man killed for 20 years, he was simple man and worked hard. He did not deserve this, and I hope she pays dearly for it. His family has no idea yet, we are having trouble locating next of kin, it’s really sad.

  3. John on May 17th, 2021 3:32 pm

    I know what she did was not right but y’all don’t need to be on here saying mean stuff she still has family

  4. SueB on May 17th, 2021 7:03 am

    Driving a vehicle mixed with alcohol, or drugs, or cell phone usage while driving does not go together. She made the choice to drive. She can become the poster girl to Just Say No!

  5. Justice on May 17th, 2021 5:32 am

    Intent is not an element of the crime of DUI manslaughter.
    Her negligence killed a man. She should go to prison.

  6. JI on May 17th, 2021 4:23 am


  7. Janet Holley on May 17th, 2021 12:38 am

    This is a sad story. She probably didn’t mean to hit him. She doesn’t look like an evil person, but actions do have consequences. I can’t say how I would feel if it was my own family that she hit, but I do know by the grace of God this kind of thing has never happened to me. As I got older and had kids and geandkids on the road this has become one of my biggest fears. I don’t know how we could stop this from happening but I wish we could. This girl is going to have to live with this for the rest of her life but at the same time I feel like DUIs where someone is killed should be treated as a murder and not just manslaughter. There has to be some laws changed so maybe just maybe people will think before drinking and driving. Praying for both sides of this.

  8. Don't Drink and Drive on May 16th, 2021 6:48 pm

    Bars and Restaurants serve alcoholic beverages. One drink could cause buzz driving. 2 or more of these drinks could put you over the limit. Still impairs peoples judgment and ability to drive. If you do not have a designated driver who will not be drinking, then don’t attempt to drive. The consequences of your actions could cause other people to die and YOU will go to prison. Here is one more thing. Make the 1st offense DUI an automatic 1 year in jail and see if it happens again.

  9. Good grief on May 16th, 2021 1:25 pm

    There but by the grace of God go I. I’m sure she didn’t set out to kill someone but actions have consequences. I can’t imagine what she, her family and the victims family are going through.
    It’s just sad for everyone. Praying for salvation.

  10. JD on May 16th, 2021 12:33 pm

    We are all told about all the things to beware of but drunk drivers come unexpectedly . They hit you and loved ones whether you in a car, on the sidewalk with your kids, or sitting in your front yard. I was young and stupid at one time and drove drunk before. But being alot older changed that behavior. So don’t drink and drive.

  11. john on May 16th, 2021 9:12 am

    If you never take that first drink, you will never find yourself in this situation.

  12. Wendell Sanders on May 16th, 2021 8:43 am

    She should be a very, very, very old lady before she taste freedom again!

  13. Richard Walker on May 16th, 2021 8:35 am

    I used to be no better than any of those people but I knew I had to do something about it I really was trash I’ve done some of the best people wrong so I know what trash is

  14. mnon on May 16th, 2021 8:29 am

    I’ve seen this happen many times… most she’ll get is 7-10 for dui manslaughter if she stopped at the scene. Sad it isn’t life for a life as in death penalty… people would maybe think twice.

  15. JD on May 16th, 2021 7:21 am

    Everyone is always up in arms about felons who served there sentence and living next to you but these drunk drivers are a lot more dangerous living next to you than someone who has already served a sentence. Drunk drivers are the most dangerous. They can run you over, run your kids over, kill people. So yes it’s good to know who’s in your neighborhood but it’s the drunk and impaired drivers who is the most dangerous. All the others I mentioned you know to keep your eyes on them but a impaired driver comes out of nowhere to cause death and heartache.

  16. Judie Holt on May 16th, 2021 7:02 am

    I m sorry I m not going to call this young lady all kinds of names.She most likely will spend plenty of time regretting what happened. I know when I was younger I did plenty of stupid things and By the grace of God and his mercy I m here today. So I ll pray for all concerned in this situation.

  17. Jackson on May 16th, 2021 6:24 am

    Fate is a predetermined outcome of our life. That’s what God knew would happen. Destiny is our choice. Choices create our destination in life. Good choices and bad choices. Either one can lead you to a victim or a suspect. Jesus take the wheel.

  18. JTV on May 16th, 2021 5:34 am

    I hope her last night on the town was fun, Put this trash away for twenty.

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