Five hospitalized in Pace crash

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday April 26, 2012

Five people were hospitalized following a five-vehicle crash in Pace on Wednesday night, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Kathryn Olson,19, and Noah Hamilton, 27, both of Pensacola, where taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with serious injuries following the crash that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Woodbine Road at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to FHP.

Leslee Cormier, 36; Avery Flowerss, 8, and Reagon Flowerss, 6, — all of Milton — and Brittney Snyder, 17, of Pace, were also taken to Sacred Heart with minor injuries.

The crash occurred when Cormier, who was traveling east on U.S. .90, hit a vehicle driven by Olson, who was stopped at the red light at Woodbine Road, according to FHP.

Olson was pushed into a third vehicle that was stopped in front of her. That vehicle, driven by Austin Richards, 18, of Pace, and Olson’s car then hit fourth car stopped in traffic next to Richards. The fourth car was driven by Jenna Caldwell, 27, of Pace.

The force of the collision also pushed Cormier into the side of a fifth vehicle, driven by Forrest Dixon, 24, of Clearwater.

Avery and Reagon Flowerss were in the vehicle with Cormier. Hamilton was riding with Olson. Snyder was a passenger with Richards.

Cormier was ticketed for careless driving, according to FHP.

Source: Pensacola News Journal, “Five hospitalized in Pace crash”, Louis Cooper, April 26, 2012

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