Deputies: 1 man caught, another being sought after fleeing from I-95 crash

1 man identified by deputies as James Kent Booth

James Kent Booth (Photo courtesy of Virginia Department of Corrections)
James Kent Booth (Photo courtesy of Virginia Department of Corrections)

PALM COAST, Fla. – One man, James Kent Booth, has been arrested after fleeing from a crash that happened on the southbound lanes of I-95 at mile marker 291, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators are still searching for the other man.

Deputies received a call at 6:08 p.m. Friday about a single-vehicle crash.

The Sheriff's Office said people who stopped to help the crash victims told deputies that the three people involved in the crash fled.

Deputies received a call afterwards from a homeowner who said a female was in need of assistance. Deputies said they found the female and began searching for two men.

It is believed Booth, 54, is wanted in the state of Virginia, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies, with the help of Flagler County Fire Flight, were searching the "B" section of Palm Coast for the two men Friday night.

According to the Virginia Department of Corrections' website, Booth is wanted for leaving his assigned place of employment without permission.

The other man is only known as Mike, deputies said.

A CodeRed message was sent to residents in the "B" section of Palm Coast, according to the Sheriff's Office. Residents were advised to report all suspicious activity to 911 immediately.

The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.