Wayne Martin Pender, 81, in golf cart dies after struck by pickup truck driven by James Ward Jr., 75, allegedly DUI, on Barrancas Avenue near Pensacola, Florida

Modified Date: 
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 3:47pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Pensacola man arrested after truck crash kills golf cart driver

On Thursday, about 10 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol’s Traffic Homicide Investigations Unit arrested the driver of the white Ford F150 pickup truck that was involved in the fatal crash. The crash killed the 81-year-old driver of a golf cart.

Family identifies 81-year-old man killed in golf cart crash

The Florida Highway Patrol says 75-year-old James Ward Jr. was driving erratically, under the influence and at a high rate of speed westbound on Barrancas when he hit Pender.

People Involved: 
James Ward Jr.
Wayne Martin Pender

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