Eastpoint woman dies in Gulf County crash

Published: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 01:01 PM.

An Eastpoint woman was killed, and a Port St. Joe couple critically injured, Friday afternoon in two-car head-on collision in Gulf County.

Jeanetta Hawkins, 42, of Eastpoint, died at the scene of the 12:25 p.m. crash, on U.S. 98 just east of Good Morning Road. She was driving westbound in a 2011 Ford Transit van when a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven east by Richard McDonald, 72, of Port St. Joe, crossed into the westbound lane and collided with the front left of Hawkins’ vehicle.

He and his wife, Mary McDonald, 67, were rushed to Bay Medical Center in critical condition Hawkins was transported to the District 14 medical examiner’s office in Panama City.

The Florida Highway Patrol report, completed by Trooper N.D. Guifarro, indicated only Mary McDonald was wearing a seatbelt.



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