PERDIDO KEY — A Tennessee woman is dead after an Escambia County Utilities maintenance truck collided with a car Tuesday afternoon.
The driver of the ECU Ford F250, Victor Rogel, 19, of Pensacola, was traveling eastbound on Perdido Key Drive about 3 p.m. when he struck the back of a Chevrolet Captiva Sport that was slowing down just east of Lafitte Reef, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol.
Ashley Farmer, of Portland, Tennessee, 20, was driving the Chevrolet with passengers Jacob Farmer, 22, and Melissa Farmer, 60, both of Portland.
Both vehicles traveled off of the roadway onto the westbound shoulder after the collision, according to FHP.
Rogel was transported by ambulance to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola with minor injuries. The driver and the front passenger of the Chevrolet were transported by helicopter to South Baldwin Alabama Hospital with critical injuries.
Melissa Farmer, seated in the rear, was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency personnel.
Due to the crash, traffic was diverted onto the shoulder and caused delays in the area for about two hours, FHP said.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to FHP.