Ashley Marie Nichols, 36, was pronounced deceased at the scene by
The report said Nichols, driving a 1992 Acura Legend, was traveling west on Gulf Beach Drive about 3:20 a.m. when she failed to negotiate a curve at the entrance to the St. George Plantation, near Leisure Lane.
The vehicle traveled off the roadway onto the south shoulder, and overturned, striking several trees and ejecting Nichols, before coming to rest on its roof facing easterly. The FHP report said Nichols was not wearing a seat belt, and that a determination whether the crash was alcohol-related was pending.
The highway patrol was assisted on scene by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office,
Nichols worked as innkeeper of the
“She has been a vibrant contribution to our establishment,” they wrote. “Ashley had four children; her younger one, Jordan is 3; Sean is 10; Autumn is 13; and Cindi is 17. If you can spare the time, feel free to mail (rather than email) a note addressed to them c/o St. George Inn, P.O. Box 250, Apalachicola, FL 32329. You may express and share memories of their mother, or any thoughts that you deem encouraging and comforting.”
Benefit concert for Ashley
There will be a benefit concert on Thursday, June 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Black Marlins Bar & Grill,
All proceeds from the $20 cover at the door will be donated to assist with final expenses and the immediate needs of Ashley Nichols’ children. Meal, including tea, and entertainment are included. There will be an open cash bar also