Florida Woman Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash on U.S. 29 in Escambia County, Florida
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL. – As reported online by nwfdailynews.com, a woman died in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 29 in Escambia County, Florida. The crash was caused by a failure to yield on a left turn.*
76-year-old Benny Ray Wolfe, of Jay, Florida, was driving a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country northbound on U.S. Highway 29 in Escambia County. A passenger, 71-year-old Johnnie Riene Wolfe, of Jay, was riding with him in the Chrysler. At the intersection with State Road 97, Benny Wolfe attempted to make a left turn and failed to yield to a southbound 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevy hit the side of the Chrysler at the intersection.
Johnnie Wolfe was seriously injured in the crash and airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital, where she later died. Benny Wolfe was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. His current condition is not known. Officials say he has been charged with failure to yield the right-of-way. The driver of the Chevy, 58-year-old Lamar Wade, of Pensacola, Florida, was not injured.
Escambia County is about 190 miles from the south-western border of Georgia, where Early County is located. Early County has an estimated population of approximately 10,300, and its major roadways include U.S. Route 27, U.S. Route 84, State Route 1, State Route 200, and State Route 370.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Early County have climbed in the last several years. In 2012, a total of 116 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 35 injuries and three deaths. Those numbers rose during the next few years, and the number of fatal accidents jumped significantly in 2015. A total of 244 accidents occurred in Early County in 2015, leading to 71 injuries and eight deaths.
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