Fatal Santa Rosa County CrashMarty Bowden
Posted by: Marty Bowden
Date: Sep 26 2012 3:28 PM
A 1988 Ford pickup was northbound on Gordon Land Road attempting to cross State Road 4 onto Mason West Road. A 2009 International Semi was westbound on State Road 4. The driver of the Ford failed to yield to the Semi westbound, entering into the path of the Semi on Westbound State Road 4. The driver of the Semi attempted to swerve right to avoid the pickup, but was not able to avoid the collision. The front of the Semi struck the right side of the Ford on the westbound lane of State Road 4.
Impact forced both vehicles onto the north shoulder, west of the intersection. The Ford came to final rest on the north side of State Road 4 and west of Mason West Road facing northwest. The Semi came to final rest facing north, in the field on the north side of State Road 4, west of Mason West Road. The driver of the Ford was pronounced deceased on scene. The passenger in the pickup was flown to Sacred Heart Hospital by Baptist Lifeflight. The driver of the Semi refused medical treatment on scene. This crashed occurred in Santa Rosa County, Florida.
The driver of the pickup has been identified as Joshua Davis Holland, 30, of Jay, Florida.
The passenger of the Ford, Lacey Lefay Harris, 22, of Jay, Florida, was Seriously Injured in the crash and was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.