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1 Dead in Yellow River Bridge Wreck

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1 dead in Yellow River Bridge wreck

By Bill Gamblin news@srpressgazette.com

State Road 87 was closed for several hours Friday while authorities investigated a fatality at the Yellow River Bridge. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Lamar Archie, 26, of Navarre, was pronounced dead by a lifeguard paramedic at the scene of the 6:15 a.m. traffic accident April 8 on the Yellow River Bridge. The FHP release stated that Archie was northbound on State Road 87 when, for unknown reasons, he traveled across the center line. Ryan Thomas Lipsey, 23, of Grand Ridge, was headed south on State 87 in a Peterbilt truck and moved to the right emergency lane to avoid Archie’s car. The FHP report indicated the front of Archie’s car struck the left front of the truck driven by Lipsey, which was · on the painted white “fog” line for southbound traffic. Lipsey refused treatment at the scene, and charges are pending the completion of the traffic homicide investigation. Traffic Friday morning was being diverted at Hickory Hammock Road on the north side, and East Bay Boulevard on the south side during the investigation at the sc.ene. Alternate routes of State 85 or the Garcon Point Bridge were suggested by law enforcement.

The toll was not lifted to cross the Garcon Point Bridge. Santa Rosa Press Gazette April 13, 2011

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