A Brewton man died in a horrifically violent crash on Highway 29 south of Century Sunday afternoon.
The driver of a Jeep Patriot (the white vehicle in the photos) was southbound on Highway 29 at Canoe Creek when he crossed the median about 3:50 p.m. and crashed into an oncoming Buick Enclave occupied by two people.
The Buick came to rest on its side in the ditch. The driver of the SUV, a 67-year old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the 62-year old female passenger was transported to Pensacola hospital in critical condition.
The collision essentially exploded the front of the Jeep, leaving the front wheels, engine compartment and engine in the median and debris spread across a large area of southbound Highway 29. The remainder of the Jeep came to rest upside down on the shoulder of the southbound lanes.
The Jeep driver, a 19-year old male from McDavid, was able to crawl out of the wreckage with minor injuries. He told bystanders that he believed that he may have fallen asleep, but the cause of the crash remained under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.
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