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Archive for the ‘Accidents’

Pedestrian hit by car on SR 20 Tues. night

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty County man was rushed by ambulance to Bay Medical Hospital after he was hit by a car on SR 20 Tuesday evening in Blountstown. The injured man was identified as Josh Summers, who was walking in the road and picking up tools that had just fallen from a […]

Hunter is killed when tree falls on tripod stand

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed by a falling tree Tuesday as 61-year-old Benny Hollis. Hollis had been sitting on a 12-foot-high tripod hunting stand when strong storm winds uprooted a massive tree which then fell on him, according to Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. When he failed to return home as expected, […]

Hunter injured in fall from tree near CR 379

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 52-year-old Eastpoint man suffered several broken bones when he fell an estimated 15 to 18 feet as he descended from a tree stand Monday afternoon in the Apalachicola National Forest. David Brown was ending a day of hunting in the area of CR-379 and FR-109 around 4:30 p.m. when […]

Two facing charges in high speed chase ending in crash this afternoon in Calhoun Co.

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal One suspect is currently being checked for injuries at Calhoun Liberty Hospital and a second man has just been taken to the Calhoun County Jail following a high speed chase that ended when a car slammed into a utility pole and caught fire. Two black males were traveling at […]

Woman injured in collision with log truck near Calhoun Co. line

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Indiana woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after she ran into a log truck that pulled onto SR 20 early Friday evening near the Calhoun-Bay County line. Kashe Moss, 19, was traveling east on SR 20 at 6:25 p.m. when her 2016 Chevrolet Cruze slammed into the driver’s side […]

Funeral director rushed to Shands after falling into New Year’s bonfire

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A New Year’s celebration at his home along the Chipola River ended with a trip to the emergency room and a flight to Shands Hospital for Marlon Peavy Saturday night. Peavy, 61, of Blountstown, suffered second and third degree burns on the back of his shoulders and right arm when […]

SR 12 N closed 7 hours after jet fuel tanker crash in Liberty Co.

A section of SR 12 North in Liberty County was closed for nearly seven hours Wednesday after a tractor pulling a tanker filled with 7,500 gallons of jet fuel overturned, spilling between 4,500 and 5,000 gallons of fuel in the ditch and a creek. “It looked like he ran off the road and overcorrected,” according […]


by Teresa Eubanks, Calhoun-Liberty Journal Traffic is stopped near the Liberty County line on SR 12 N as emergency crews await the arrival of a hazardous materials cleanup team from Leon County to deal with a large jet fuel spill. A tractor trailer pulling a tanker of jet fuel overturned around 1 p.m. today. The […]

Bristol driver escapes injury after mid-morning crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor “I’m fine…I’m just thankful to be here,” said Tammy O’Brian, 53, of Bristol after her car was slammed from behind by a man fleeing a deputy Saturday. As she was leaving home around 10:40 a.m., she called her husband - who had gone bass fishing - to tell him she […]

Blountstown woman killed, another injured in SR 71 crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 97-year-old Blountstown woman was killed Nov. 15 and another seriously injured when their car struck a tractor in Jackson County. The deceased was identified as Mildred Strawn. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Strawn was a passenger in a 2009 Mercury Marquis driven by her daughter, […]