Harold L. Stewart of Jay, former police chief in Flomaton, has passed away from injuries he received in a May 14 car accident in Century.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Stewart was driving his 1991 Dodge Dakota southbound on North Century Boulevard on the afternoon of Friday, May 14. He turned to cross onto eastbound Highway 4, crossing traffic, and was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by James Wampol of Wetumpka, Alabama.
Stewart survived but was injured in the car accident. The other driver was not injured in the wreck. Both men were wearing seat belts.
After the crash, Stewart had been transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. At that time, he was in serious condition. Stewart died on Friday, June 11.
Stewart was charged with violating the right of way for his role in the accident. It is unclear whether the other driver was found to be at fault in any way. A traffic homicide investigation is being conducted by the Florida Highway Patrol.
“Former Flomaton Police Chief Succombs To Injuries From May Traffic Accident In Century” (NorthEscambia.com, June 13, 2010)