Walnut Hill Man Passes Away Following Early Morning Crash

February 10, 2013

A Walnut Hill man passed away as a result of injuries he received early Sunday morning when he crashed his pickup into the yard of his current residence.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 59-year old Everett Berry was traveling eastbound on West Highway 4 east of C.W. Caraway Road about 3 a.m. when he lost control of his 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck and veered off the roadway. Berry over-corrected, re-entering the roadway before traveling back onto the shoulder. Once off the roadway, the pickup began to spin before striking a culvert pipe and overturning multiple times through a fence and into a the front yard of a residence in the 3500 block of West Highway 4.

Berry was ejected from the pickup. He was airlifted by LifeFlight to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola where he was pronounced deceased at 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities said Berry was currently residing at the residence where the pickup came to rest.

The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Atmore Ambulance also responded to the crash.

Pictured top and inset: A Walnut Hill man died as a result of injuries he received in this single vehicle crash early Sunday morning near Bratt. Pictured below:  The driver was airlifted by LifeFlight to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


14 Responses to “Walnut Hill Man Passes Away Following Early Morning Crash”

  1. Debbie on February 12th, 2013 12:38 am

    Everett (Jack) you will be missed. I have known Jack for a long time, he was a dear friend. This is so sad. My prayers are with his sons, his mother, and his brothers. RIP my friend.

  2. Bob Hudsun on February 11th, 2013 8:20 pm

    May God be with the family, and our friends during this time of terrible loss, our prays are with you. May God comfort you.

  3. Long lost friend on February 11th, 2013 8:13 pm

    I met Jack it seems like a life time ago, he was always so funny and nice to every one. I remember he and his younger brother were best friends and were always together. Jack, keep that sweet smile on your face because you are in Heaven now and you have no more worries. RIP Jack you will be missed

  4. Gwen on February 11th, 2013 5:14 pm

    I’m so very sorry for you loss. Please know your family is in our prayers.

  5. michael on February 11th, 2013 2:03 pm

    sorry to the family for there lost and may he rest in peace his nice introduce us and he was a good man and i know he will be miss my prayers to the family

  6. kay Dortch on February 11th, 2013 11:44 am

    My cousin Cindy McCullough & her husband Tony Killian introduced me to Jack back in the early 80’s.He was so kind and a very caring loving man.He sure could sing,I always loved to hear that man sing.He worked for the phone company and we were traveling to N.C. when I first heard him sing,I asked him where did he get that voice,he looked at me,I said where did you learn to sing,he said,in Church.He was so much fun to be around and he will be missed.Such great memories of you JACK.You will never hurt again,God has you safe with him now.My prayers are with your family.

  7. Karen Sue Coleman Leonardi on February 11th, 2013 7:39 am

    All of the family is in our prayers. The Class of Ernest Ward High School 1971 lost another member who will always be remembered. May God grant you peace in this sad time. Karen Sue Coleman Leonardi

  8. Rick Golson on February 11th, 2013 7:21 am

    Very sorry to read this. Rest in peace Jack. Psalm 139:16.

  9. FamilyMembe on February 11th, 2013 6:51 am

    Our family is hurting badly with the loss of my uncle. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers….

  10. pcolafire on February 10th, 2013 3:18 pm

    So sad , my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  11. :/ sad on February 10th, 2013 2:56 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr.Berry

  12. Bratt Mom on February 10th, 2013 2:27 pm

    This family needs our comfort, our prayers, and our love. The Woman that lost her Son is also a Widom Woman and may GOD give her “PEACE and COMFORT”.

  13. Asphalt man on February 10th, 2013 2:15 pm

    They say most accidents happen close to home he will be in our prayers

  14. puddin on February 10th, 2013 9:36 am

    wow, thats awful. I sure hope he will be ok.

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