Ice on a Highway 29 bridge in McDavid led to a fatality crash Saturday morning, which claimed the life of a woman.
The accident happened on the northbound Highway 29 bridge over Mitchell Creek, just north of the McDavid Fire Station about 7:45 a.m. The driver of a car lost control and rotated off the roadway and into the ditch and a large pine tree. A passerby in a SUV reportedly stopped to assist, when the driver of a Ford Ranger, 73-year old Mary Adams of Pensacola, lost control on the ice and crashed into the SUV.
Adams as trapped in the vehicle until being extricated by firefighters. She was later pronounced deceased on scene by Escambia County EMS.
The northbound Mitchell Creek Bridge on Highway 29 was closed after the crash, as was the Canoe Creek Bridge on Highway 29 for well over an hour until a FDOT crew could arrive and spread sand. Due to the traffic crash investigation, only one northbound lane was opened.