St. Joe Beach Crash Kills One Man


The fatality was identified as Glenn Steven Tompkins, 31 years old.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Tompkins was driving west on U-S 98 at Pineda Street at 11 PM Friday.

His car went out of control, began to rotate into two palm trees and continued to rotate into a car which was parked at a home on stilts. The second car crashed into the home’s support column and threw debris into another car nearby knocking out several windows.

Tompkins, who was not wearing a seatbelt was pronounced dead at the scene by Gulf County EMS.

A passenger, 21 year old Christopher Watkins, Also from Georgia, was transported to Bay Medical/Sacred Heart where he is listed in stable condition. He was wearing a seatbelt.


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