Pensacola police make arrest in deadly hit and run

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 6:19 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Pensacola police arrested a man in connection with a deadly hit and run.

Authorities said John Kings was behind the wheel of the car that hit and killed Travis Hurd on the Bayou Texar Bridge Monday morning.

Investigators also said they’ve recovered the car Kings was driving at the time.

Kings is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death.



PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - Pensacola Police responded to a deadly hit and run Monday morning that occurred on the Bayou Texar bridge.

Forty-one-year-old Travis Hurd of Pensacola was struck by a vehicle on East Cervantes Street at the Bayou Texar bridge. Travis Hurd died at the scene. The car that struck Hurd did not stop and left traveling eastbound on Cervantes Street.

Investigators believe the vehicle that left the scene was a 2012-2015 Volkswagen Passat. The car will be missing the lower front spoiler, and the fender liner from the right front wheel well.

If anyone has information on where police can find the driver or the vehicle, call Pensacola Police at 850-435-1905, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP. You can also remain anonymous by using the free P3 App on any smartphone.


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