A muti-car crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 19, claimed the lives of a NAS Kingsville Sailor and an out-of-state elderly woman.
Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers state that the man, Petty Officer Scotty Holbrook, 40, was killed after his government vehicle, a ford sedan, was struck by an SUV without state plates going eastbound in the westbound lanes. The passenger in the ford sedan, also a sailor from NAS Kingsville, was not seriously injured.
According to DPS personnel, the SUV was driven by 85-year-old Mirtle Ester Loganwoman from out of state. She was also injured in the crash, taken to a local hospital for treatment, and later died of her injuries.
The driver of another vehicle that was collided in the aftermath was also taken to the hospital with potentially serious injuries.
A fourth vehicle received undercarriage damage after running over debris from the crash.
According to NAS Kingsville, Petty Officer Holbrook is a native of Sulligent, Ala. He is a graduate of Sulligent High School, and he was working on a college degree through St. Leo's University. He enlisted in the Navy in 2006 and reported to NAS Kingsville in January 2012.
"Petty Officer Holbrook was a valued member of the NAS Kingsville team who loved the Navy and the Nation he defended," said NAS Kingsville Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Misner. "He will be missed by all of us at NAS Kingsville. While my concern today is the well-being of his family, I am also concerned for each of our Sailors and how this tragedy and how this affects them."
NAS Kingsville states that Holbrook lived in Kingsville and is survived by his wife and two children. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church Kingsville, where the family worshipped.