Vehicle Burns Miles Away From Where It Had Just Been Wrecked On Highway 97

July 11, 2020

A vehicle was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon over three miles away from where it had just been wrecked.

The Toyota Camry burned on North Highway 99, just north of the Oak Grove Park. The driver had reportedly run off the road on Highway 97 near Kansas Road, traveled through a ditch and a cotton field before he drove away on Highway 97. Vehicle parts including the front bumper were left behind in the field

The 22-year old male driver of the vehicle was evaluated by Escambia County EMS after the fire but refused transport to the hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol investigated the incident. The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue extinguished the vehicle fire. photos, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Vehicle Burns Miles Away From Where It Had Just Been Wrecked On Highway 97”

  1. d on July 15th, 2020 3:36 pm

    “put in traffic lights every mile with radars and cameras on them.”

    Fun to imagine, but even so, it might be a mite extreme.

    Still, those radar systems that yell at you by flashing
    might help for some folks.

    Maybe some signs showing the pictures of those who had been flashed most recently….

    David for outside of the box thinkers

  2. TheJH on July 13th, 2020 2:48 pm

    This is wild! I was right right behind this guy leaving Atmore and stopped to see if he needed help when he ran off into the field. He said he was good so I drove off. Never thought his car would have caught on fire. It didn’t look like a significant amount of damage but must have busted a fuel line.

  3. BRING IT ON on July 11th, 2020 1:49 pm


  4. Just me on July 11th, 2020 12:31 pm

    Alex,that will only punish the folks who drive and act responsively!!! I like your humor in it,though!! :-;

  5. @davisvilleresident on July 11th, 2020 11:42 am

    Looks like cotton fruiting up well. Prolly soon be time to put some Pix on it! Sorry for the loss of crop driver needs to pay attention and drive safer!

  6. ALEX on July 11th, 2020 10:48 am

    time to issue tickets on 97. maybe then they will slow down. if that dosen’t work put in traffic lights every mile with radars and cameras on them.

  7. Charlotte Rebecca Bates on July 11th, 2020 10:30 am

    Barbara Agerton, I hope admin will allow this, I wonder if we are kin in some way. My grandmother was an Agerton. She married Austin Clark Agerton. From Canoe Ala. Just curious. This was back in the 1900. Praying for the young man in the wreck.

  8. Barbara Agerton on July 11th, 2020 7:39 am

    I agree,it is frightening,cars go so fast.When driver 1 sees driver 2 speeding,they seem to have the mentality of,”well they are getting away with speeding I can too”.It is like a Monkey see,Monkey do type situation,sad too. I am always trying to maintain a speed of say between 55,and 60.I feel like a sitting duck tho…..scary situation for sure.Yes,I agree with Justice.

  9. Justice on July 11th, 2020 4:21 am

    Reckless drivers on highway 97 is an everyday occurrence.

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