Driver crashes into car stopped for funeral procession

February 7, 2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a 66-year-old Florida woman was seriously injured when she crashed into a car that was stopped for a passing funeral procession.

Troopers said June Cox Richards drove over a hill near Pensacola on Tuesday afternoon and didn’t see that a vehicle in front of her had stopped for the funeral procession that was heading in the opposite direction on the same road. She hit the car driven by 27-year-old Breanna Williams of Frisco City, Alabama.

The Pensacola News Journal reports the force of the collision pushed Williams’ car off the road and into a ditch. She suffered minor injuries.

Troopers said Richards’ car overturned and landed about 200 yards (182 meters) from the crash site. The report says Richards faces charges for careless driving while Williams was cited for impeding traffic.

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