Bacon County’s Roy Crosby was injured Saturday in an auto accident that took the life of two Florida women.
The popular funeral home director was transported by ambulance to Bacon County Hospital after the Scuffletown collision, but was released on Sunday and is recovering at home.
“He’s doing good,” daughter Regina Newberry told the Times on Monday. “He is sore and moving slowly, but he’s doing okay.”
Crosby is desolated about the deaths of the two women also involved in the accident, Newberry said.
Merlene Dixon, 78, and Christina Tarant, 76, both of Jacksonville, were pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
A third passenger in the Dixon vehicle, seven-year-old John Dixon, was flown by EMS air to Shands in Jacksonville. There is no word on his condition.
The accident occurred around 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the intersection of the Scuffletown Highway and Damascus Church Road.
According to the GSP report, Ms. Dixon was driving a Hyundai Elantra on Damascus Church Road when she failed to yield at Scuffletown Highway and was struck in the driver-side door by Crosby, driving a GMC Sierra.
The report says Crosby attempted to avoid the other vehicle, but was unable to do so. After the impact, the Elantra traveled south on the shoulder, then into a ditch, where it came to rest sideways.
After striking the Elantra, the Sierra traveled south on the shoulder of the road, into a ditch, and then came to rest in some trees.
GSP Corporal Richard Sikes was the investigating officer on the accident scene