Three-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Person Dead in Pensacola, Florida
PENSACOLA, FL. – According to a news story reported online at wkrg.com, a three-vehicle crash in Pensacola, Florida, left one person dead. The sheriff’s office and WKRG report that the driver of one of the vehicles failed to observe a traffic signal and was arrested on criminal charges in connection with the fatal accident.*
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and WKRG state that the accident occurred on the afternoon of April 20 at an intersection in Pensacola. Deputies say a driver ran a red light at the crossing of West Fairfield Drive and W Street and then crashed into two other vehicles.
The makes and models of all three vehicles were not reported, nor were the circumstances of the collision. It is unclear what caused the first driver to run the light.
WKRG reports that a passenger in one of the vehicles was severely injured, and emergency crews took this person to Baptist Hospital for treatment. WKRG goes on to report that the person died at the hospital. The report identified the victim as 22 years old.
According to WKRG three other people involved in the accident sustained injuries, but they were expected to survive. It is not clear where they were taken for medical treatment. None of them was identified in the report.
Escambia County deputies say they placed the first driver under arrest following the collision. She was identified as a 47-year-old woman. WKRG reports that she has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment and is being held at Escambia County Jail.
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