Traffic was tied up for two hours while emergency crews sifted through the aftermath of a three car accident that demolished a van, totaled an SUV and left two people with serious injuries and one in minor condition on Highway 87 South.
Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, just north of Navarre on Hwy 87 South, according to reports.
Charges are pending against Anthony Olney, 22, of Pensacola, who was driving a 2000 Dodge van heading south when it crossed over the center line of the roadway, according to a FHP report. The 22-year-old driver was heading toward oncoming traffic, troopers say.
Erin Rolin, 32, of Navarre, was going north in a 2002 Ford SUV and swerved to avoid the van approaching in her lane.
Rolin's evasive maneuver happened too late, and the two vehicles collided, causing her SUV to roll-over, reports note. The SUV landed on the shoulder and eventually stopped when it slammed against a pine tree. Olney's van remained in the middle of the road after the collision while another vehicle approached.
Monica Muro, 53 of Destin, was driving a 2009 VW sedan behind the SUV. Muro attempted to serve left when she saw the collision in front of her. She struck Olney's disabled van in the right rear, causing an estimated $4,000 worth of damage. Muro was reported to have minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Olney was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital as a result of his injuries. Rolin was transported to Santa Rosa Medical Center. They were both reported to have serious injuries.