Wreck North Of Milton Claims Life Of Escambia County Man

February 22, 2021

A Sunday morning wreck claimed the life of one Escambia County man and seriously injured another.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a pickup truck was on Highway 89 north of Milton when the 23-year old driver lost control, veered of the roadway and ran into a ditch. The pickup became airborne after colliding with a culvert. The driver and passenger were both ejected.

Both men were airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital. The driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital, while the passenger was listed in serious condition.


15 Responses to “Wreck North Of Milton Claims Life Of Escambia County Man”

  1. mom on February 23rd, 2021 3:57 pm

    Names are not important. If you were close to the deceased, I’m sure the family will notify you. Privacy is VERY important and the last thing families need is nosey Nellie looking up a victim on social media and making a post with their name.

  2. Mary Mattheiss on February 23rd, 2021 12:20 am

    My heart goes out to this grieving family. Such a tragic loss of a young man. He grew up in my sister’s neighborhood and was close friends with my great nephews and others in my family. RIP little Jimmy

  3. Steve on February 22nd, 2021 7:31 pm

    Common people for gods sake. This is a good family that is devastated. Where have peoples level of sensitivity and respect gone these days. There is no need for any comments other than positivity and support for a family in time of need! Say your blessings because somewhere in America another child will be taken from another family in an accident and it might just be yours. God forbid.

  4. A Alex on February 22nd, 2021 6:20 pm

    NAMES! Really doesnt matter much to all but are connected to this young man. I lost a 21 year old grandson two weeks ago, does not matter how he passed . Pain will endure along long time. To the family here, i say stay strong over this sudden loss

  5. Carlos Everette McGugin on February 22nd, 2021 5:45 pm

    tasha roley, Air bags will not deploy unless there is a sudden stop. When it stopped moving, it must have slowed enough to not activate the sensors.

  6. Bridget Landingin on February 22nd, 2021 3:53 pm

    Why do y’all need names?? It doesn’t matter the name, just pray for our family, this is the hardest thing we have gone through. Listing the name won’t bring him back!!!

  7. Jr on February 22nd, 2021 1:52 pm

    Prayers for the families involved in this. So so young. See this all the time…and I use to be guilty of it as well…but wearing your seatbelt has proven to help your odds of survival. That’s irrelevant right now because two families are devastated right now.

  8. William Reynolds on February 22nd, 2021 12:37 pm

    >>What kind of reporting is this? Makes no sense.

    FHP no longer releases names.

  9. ....Before it's to Late on February 22nd, 2021 12:26 pm

    @ rational and Paul;

    It’s just like face coverings…. Some folks will never adhere.

  10. tasha roley on February 22nd, 2021 10:56 am

    The sad part is that they both always have on seat belts so we are not sure why they didn’t have them on or if they seatbelts didn’t lock.. The air bags didn’t even come out..

  11. Jackie Harris on February 22nd, 2021 9:46 am

    Today is a sad day for the Aplin and Gieger Family
    The loss of my Brother’s son Lil Jimmy Aplin the driver my nephew who died as the result of the wreck is devastating. Prayers for all.

  12. rational on February 22nd, 2021 9:35 am

    This is why you MUST wear your seatbelts. Very sad.

  13. Paul on February 22nd, 2021 8:37 am

    I just can’t understand driving without a seatbelt. That first bounce moves you away from the controls and it’s game over.

  14. Melanie T on February 22nd, 2021 8:09 am

    They give the age and county where the deceased lives but not the name? What kind of reporting is this? Makes no sense.

  15. Charlotte Rebecca Bates on February 22nd, 2021 1:37 am

    Praying for the injured and deceased. May God help them during this most difficult time.

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