Official FHP Report:
A two-vehicle collision on Tuesday, August 12, at 6:20 a.m., on SR 145 near NE Daisy Street, left one deceased and one being transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Richard Kyle Cruce, 52, of Madison, was traveling northbound on SR 145 in his 2006 Toyota pickup while Jessica Pyles, 36, of Hahira, Ga. was traveling southbound in her 2009 Toyota 4-Runner SUV.
Cruce traveled left of the centerline into the path of Pyles and the left front of his vehicle collided with the left front of her vehicle. After impact, Cruce rotated counter clockwise onto the east shoulder of SR 145 and came to a final rest facing northwest. Pyles’ vehicle rotated counter clockwise onto the west shoulder of SR 145 and came to a final rest facing southwest.
Pyles was pronounced deceased at the scene at 6:48 a.m. by a paramedic. Charges are pending upon further investigation.
The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Fire Rescue and Madison County E.M.S.
The crash investigator is Trooper Matthew Boatwright and the homicide investigator is Corporal Carlton Yarborough.