Multiple injuries in Hwy. 29 head-on collision

Photo: Multiple injuries were reported after a head-on collision on Hwy. 29 in Molino Courtesy: photo by Kristi Barbour

Two women were seriously injured in a head-on collision Thursday evening on Hwy. 29.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, at 5:24 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21st, Elroy Vannuys, 73, and Carolyn Vannuys, 71 of Montgomery, MI were traveling south on Hwy. 29 at the intersection of State Road 97.

At that time, a second vehicle, driven by Rachel Parish, 36, of Pensacola, was approaching the same intersection from the Hwy. 29 northbound lane.

As E. Vannuys' pickup truck arrived at the intersection, he failed to notice Parish's vehicle and attempted to turn left onto State Road 97.

E. Vannuy's truck collided with Parish's car head-on.

FHP reports the traffic signal at the time of the crash was indicating green for North and South Hwy. 29 traffic.

Elroy Vannuys suffered minor injuries. Carolyn Vannuys suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. Both were transported to West Florida Hospital.

Rachel Parish also suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. Her passenger, Lisa Bembeneck, 30, also of Pensacola, had minor injuries. Both women were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital.

Elroy Vannuys was charged with Improper Turn (FS 316.122) as a result of the crash investigation.

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