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Former North Florida Senator Involved In Fatal Crash Remembered

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Jennifer Bearden
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Santa Rosa County Extension
Former Sen. Greg Evers passed away Monday night due to a fatal car crash. The Baker Republican was not only a farmer, but also used to represent the Northwest Florida area in the Florida Legislature for 16 years.

Some Florida lawmakers are remembering former state Senator Greg Evers as “one-of-a-kind.” The North Florida Republican passed away earlier this week.

For 16 years, Greg Evers represented the Northwest Florida area—ten years in the Florida House and six years in the Florida Senate. In that time, he was not only a gun rights advocate, he was very heavily involved in making changes to Florida’s Criminal Justice system. Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) remembers working with him.

“He had in his heart a desire to help people who were forgotten,” he said. “I miss him, and his family is in my thoughts and prayers.”

While the accident is still under investigation, authorities say Evers died Monday night in a single-car crash near his Baker home, and his pickup truck was found in a creek Tuesday. He was 62.

Stay tuned to Friday's Capital Report for more on this story.

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