Fatal Accident Reported in Pensacola (Gulf Beach Highway) Florida

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Robert T. Lee, 46, was tragically killed in a three-vehicle crash in West Pensacola, Florida. The Florida car crash occurred near the intersection of Gulf Beach Highway and Tifton Avenue. Lee was traveling eastbound on Gulf Beach Highway in his 1982 Volkswagen Beetle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Lee crossed into the Westbound lane of Gulf Beach Highway and into the path of 64-year-ol Carroll J. More, striking Moore’s pickup truck. The contact between the two vehicles spun Lee’s Volkswagen counterclockwise, eventually striking a Honda minivan that was also traveling westbound behind the pickup. Moore sustained minor personal injuries, Moore’s passenger, 12-year-old Autumn Moore, was not injured. Traci D. High, driver of the minivan, sustained serious personal injuries, High was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital. High’s passenger, 4-year-old Maximilian High, suffered minor personal injuries and was also transported to Sacred Heart. David Howe, of Perdido Key, was traveling behind the minivan when the 3-vehicle crash occurred. Howe, a former dive medical technician, told authorities that although he witnessed the crash, he could not tell authorities what exactly happened or who was at fault. Howe attempted to provide medical assistance to Lee before his tragic death. For more details read Man tragically dies in 3-car crash in Pensacola, Florida.
The death of this man is a tragedy for his family and community. Automobile accidents are a leading cause of death among adults and especially among children and teenagers. Florida drivers need to use due care and caution when behind the wheel of an automobile. Drivers should not engage in distracted driving behaviors such as talking or texting on a cell phone, eating, drinking, grooming, listening to loud music and talking with passengers while driving.

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