Two die in separate crashes

Castleberry woman, Century man die from results of their injuries

A Castleberry woman was killed Monday and a Century man died from injuries suffered on June 10 in two separate vehicle crashes that occurred in Escambia County, Ala. and Santa Rosa County, Fla.

Thelma Bradley, 82, of Castleberry was killed Monday when her vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer on Highway 87, a half mile south of the Alabama state line.

John D. Woods, 68, of Century died June 13 from injuries he suffered in a June 10 crash in Brewton.


According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Bradley was exiting the parking lot of Sanhandle Lotto onto State Road 87 in a sedan Monday around 12:33 p.m. A tractor trailer driven by a 61-year-old Milton man was southbound on State Road 87. Bradley failed to see the semi and pulled into the roadway. The right front of the semistruck the left side of Bradley's car, causing it to spin counterclockwise and come to rest on the west grass shoulder. The tractor trailer came to rest in the southbound lane facing south. The driver of the semi was not injured. Lifeguard Ambulance, Berrydale Fire and Jay Fire responded along with the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office.


According to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report, Woods was critically injured when the 2002 Jeep Cherokee he was driving was struck by the 2020 Nissan Murano driven by an 18-year-old juvenile. After the initial collision, the Nissan was struck by the 2019 Hyundai Sonata driven by Sonja S. Nelson, 59, of Brewton. Woods was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. The 18-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger in the in the Nissan, were both injured and transported to an area hospital for treatment. On Thursday, June 13, Woods died from his injuries. The crash occurred on U.S. 31 near the 68 mile marker, within Brewton city limits, in Escambia County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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