Police search for driver

Published 9:21 pm Monday, June 11, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell and Lydia Grimes
Brewton Police are asking for help as they search for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident Thursday.
Just before 1 p.m. on Thursday, Brewton police officers responded to an accident at the intersection of Lee and Green Streets near Farmer's Exchange.
Elaine Hayford of Brewton was in her 1991 Chevy S-10 truck when the other vehicle hit her broadside in the middle of the intersection. The other vehicle, a 1996 Toyota Corolla, left the scene immediately after the incident.
Hayford said she got out of her vehicle and spoke to one of the occupants in the car that hit her.
Hayford was not injured in the accident according to Suarez.
Suarez said the car was identified and is owned by Patricia Meadows of East Brewton.
The incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made in connection with the accident.
In a separate accident Thursday afternoon, three Brewton residents and a Pensacola, Fla. woman were injured near the Twin Bridges near Flomaton.
The accident occurred just before 2:30 p.m. and involved two vehicles.
According to Alabama State Troopers, Sammy Hill Carroll, 63, of Milton, Fla., was traveling south on U.S. 31 driving a 2005 mini-van when the accident occurred. The other vehicle, a 2005 KIA, was driven by Marcia Kay Ross, 51, of Brewton.
Troopers reported Ross was driving north U.S. 31 when the two vehicles collided near the F.P. &#8220Skippy” White bridge about two miles north of Flomaton. Passengers in the KIA were Kyle Hoomes, 24, and, Whitney Hoomes, 15, also of Brewton.
Ross and Carroll were transported by Life-Flight to Pensacola, Fla. Ross was treated for a broken foot at West Florida Hospital, but was later released. Carroll's condition is unknown at this time.
According to a family member, Whitney Hoomes, was treated at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where she was treated for a fractured back. Kyle Hoomes was treated for concussion at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and later released.
State Trooper Blankinchip was the investigator on the scene of the accident.
Also responding to the accident were members of the Escambia County Sheriff's Department as well as Escambia Fire and Rescue and Atmore Ambulance Service.