On December 25th, 2010 late evening DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Shoemaker Drive north of Lakeview Drive.
Upon arrival Cecilo Escobedo Quintero was found pinned inside the vehicle, which the First Responders worked diligently in freeing and administering first aid. Upon extraction he was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for non life threatening injuries.
Investigation on scene revealed the vehicle was traveling north on Shoemaker Drive at a high rate of speed and failed to maintain single lane traveling off the roadway onto the right shoulder while entering a curve. The vehicle proceeded off the roadway striking a tree, overturning and coming to final rest on its left side.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor and charges are pending further investigation.
Lieutenant Tilman Mears
Special Operations Division Commander