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Follow-up on Highway 95 fatal crash
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- An Escambia County man has died in a car crash in Cantonment Thursday morning.
The crash happened on Highway 95A and McKenzie Road near the Cottage Hill area.
The day got off to a sad start for family and friends of Lonnie Dixon, 51.
"Not what I wanted to hear this morning, that's for sure" said Leve Dixon, victim's brother.
Leve Dixon is heartbroken to know his brother, Lonnie Davis, 51, was behind the wheel of a 1997 Mercedes Benz before it crashed. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says they received a call about a domestic dispute involving Davis at a home on Welcome Circle, a few blocks from the crash site. Before deputies arrive, Davis was already gone.
"I guess he must have panicked and start running like he was and when he came around that curve like that he just lost control of his car" said Dixon.
Davis hit a power pole, crashed into a fence and was thrown from the vehicle. Florida Highway Patrol says he was not wearing a seatbelt.
"People just need to slow down coming around this curve, this has happened so many times" said Kay Campbell, C.C. Hauling Co.
Kay Campbell works at the C.C. Hauling Company which sits right where the crash happened. She says cars often speed down Highway 95-A and this accident is about the 9th or 10th time her fence was hit.
"This is not the first time it's happened, but a human life is worth more than any fence and I just hate the man is gone" said Campbell.
"I'm going to miss him and all that, but maybe he's going to a better place, and that's all I can say right now" said Dixon.
The family says Lonnie leaves behind three children.