1 dead in Yellow River Bridge wreck

1 dead in Yellow River Bridge wreck
By Bill Gamblin
State Road 87 was closed for several
hours Friday while authorities investigated
a fatality at the Yellow River
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