North Santa Rosa

Fatality in Berrydale Crossroad Accident-updated

Updated: Michael Cale 40 of  Milton  lost his life Saturday, Dec. 3, at approximately 9 a.m.,  in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 87 N and Highway 4 in Berrydale.

Witnesses say a family from Milton driving a late model  Ford Expedition was hit in the driver’s side by  William Bray, of  Jay,  driving a Ford F150.  Witnesses added that the truck had stopped at the stop sign and pulled into the pathway of the north bound SUV.

According to the Florida Hwy Patrol the passengers riding in the SUV were Marsha Cale, Courtney Cale, Dominique Cale, Ethan Cale, and Brandon Nicholson. According to FHP, Michael, Dominique and Ethan were ejected from the vehicle.  Mr. Cale was pronounced dead at the scene by Life Guard EMS.

The 10 year old male child was air lifted to Sacred Heart Hospital immediately following the accident.

The Berrydale Fire Department was the first emergency responders on the scene. Witnesses and residents of the small community reported that the intersection has become  “more dangerous” than ever by the installation of large cement posts.

One witness stated “there is a certain small area that if your  automobile is located directly behind it (the post) you cannot see the oncoming vehicles.”

Contact the following address to register complaints and request changes that would implement safety measures at this dangerous intersection:

Lora Hollingsworth, P.E. Chief Safety Officer

Postal Address: Florida Dept. of Transportation Safety Office – MS #53
605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
Telephone: 850-245-1500 or FAX: 850-245-155

Below is the link for the official FHP Media Release


Tragic Accident at Berrydale
Posted by on Dec 3 2011. Filed under Local, Top News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *