Contact: Cindy West, Cewest@cityofpensacola.com
Two people were injured – one of them critically – after they were involved in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon.
The crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. in the intersection of Tarragona and Chase streets.
Officer Kevin Smith said a Mercedes sedan driven by Stanford Morse, 64, of Pensacola was southbound on Tarragona Street when it was struck on the passenger side by a Ford pick-up truck driven by Ronald Despino, 28, of Colfax, LA. Despino was eastbound on Chase Street.
Smith said both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time.
A passenger in the Mercedes – Judith Cotton, 64, also of Pensacola – is hospitalized in critical condition. Morse, who is Cotton’s husband, is hospitalized in serious condition.
Seatbelt usage remains under investigation, Smith said.
Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.