Vehicle Goes Up In Flames After Crashing Into Utility Pole In Cantonment

May 18, 2019

A vehicle burned after it crashed into a utility pole early Saturday morning in Cantonment.

The crash happened about 3 a.m. on Highway 297A near Pinebrook Circle. The vehicle was involved in a fire when first responders arrived on scene. No one was found in the vehicle; at last report the driver had not been located.

The wreck remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

About 100 Gulf Power customers lost electricity at the time of the crash. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Vehicle Goes Up In Flames After Crashing Into Utility Pole In Cantonment”

  1. Pole lives matter! on May 19th, 2019 10:04 am

    Quick, we better get a stop light put up there to slow people down and keep those poles safe!!

  2. C Kozik on May 18th, 2019 11:48 pm

    Rolling meth lab, perhaps?

  3. Don Neese on May 18th, 2019 4:24 pm

    Or….it was Jason Bourne..and…he got away……….AGAIN!!!!!

  4. Williwonka on May 18th, 2019 3:53 pm

    Whoever the driver was one can bet he is a real piece of work. I agree with Fred. Hope the person is located and out in prison for a long time. He is dangerous to others. Lock him up.

  5. Charlotte Bates on May 18th, 2019 3:34 pm

    First the roads are flipping vehicles, then trees are jumping out in front of drivers, now power poles are jumping out at drivers. We aren’t safe, no matter where we drive. LOL.

  6. fred on May 18th, 2019 12:09 pm

    several possibilities – DUI; outstanding warrants; no license; or my personal favorite, all 3.

  7. Bob C. on May 18th, 2019 10:48 am

    After this crash that tore UP that vehicle the driver and anyone else just left?
    Many more questions than answers about this and much speculation.
    Hopefully, we’ll get the “And for the rest of the story” when more info is available.

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