The Crestview Police Department has made an arrest regarding a traffic fatality that occurred on New Year’s Day at around 7:45 in the morning.
Officers responded to the intersection of North Pearl Street and Jeff Drive to a single vehicle accident. The passenger, 25 year old, Marcos Kenkel of Crestview, was killed after the vehicle left the roadway and struck a brick mail box.
The traffic homicide investigation concluded that the driver, 20 year old, Tiffanie Marie Purvis of Laurel Hill, Florida, was operating the motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .184. The legal limit is .08 in the State of Florida. A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she turned herself in to the Crestview Police Department without incident, this morning shortly after 1:00 a.m.
Tiffanie M. Pruvis was charged with DUI Manslaughter, and DUI with Property Damage. After her arrest, she was transported and delivered into the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail.
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THIS IS AN EMERGENCY NEWS RELEASE
Shortly before 6:30 a.m. this morning, a fuel tanker rolled over at the intersection of interstate 10 and South Ferdon Boulevard, spilling a large quantity of gasoline into the surrounding area. As a precaution and 1000 foot radius has been evacuated including several businesses. All of south Ferdon boulevard and interstate 10 has been closed and traffic is at a complete stand still until further notice. We will keep you updated. I an unavailable for direct comment at this time due to this incident.
Additional information will be provided as we are able.