NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
November 30, 2007
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

ATV CRASH INVESTIGATION

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a serious injury traffic crash that occurred on November 30, 2007 at approximately 0054 hours on Sailfish Circle in Destin. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene.

     Their investigation revealed that Joshua C. Gentry left his residence at 339 Sailfish Circle in Destin and traveled east on Sailfish Circle. He was operating a Polaris 325 Trailboss ATV on a roadway and he was the only occupant. He failed to negotiate a curve near 340 Sailfish Circle and lost control of the ATV. It overturned and he was ejected. The ATV came to rest in the driveway of 340 Sailfish Circle and he came to rest near the ATV.

     He was treated at the scene by Destin Fire and Okaloosa EMS personnel and transported by Gulf Flight Helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Pensacola.  Alcohol appears to have contributed to this crash and charges may be pending. The investigation remains open and ongoing.

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