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2 hurt in accident

Two Atmore residents were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening, October 1.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Tyler D. Respress, 35, and Ashley Respress, 34, both of Atmore, were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital.

The accident occurred at 8 p.m., at State Road 97 and Ficklin Road, Escambia County, Florida.

Three people in the other vehicle were injured. Travis J. English, 39, of Pensacola, driving a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, was listed in serious condition. Passenger Athena McBride, 39, of Cantonment, was listed in critical condition. Gabreal McDowell, 23, of Pensacola, was listed in serious condition.

According to the highway patrol report, English was traveling southbound on State Road 97, just north of Ficklin Road. Respress, driving a 2004 Dodge Ram, was traveling northbound on 97, just north of Ficklin Road. English crossed the center line in a no passing zone into the northbound lane of State Road 97.

English and Respress both took evasive action toward the east shoulder causing the front of the Ram to collide with the left front of the Sonata. English’s car rotated counterclockwise and traveled in a northeasterly direction. Respress’ truck rotated clockwise and traveled in a northerly direction. The Sonata came to final rest on the east shoulder facing southwest. The truck came to final rest partially on the northbound land of just north of the area of collision, facing southeast.