Vehicle Overturns On Highway 97 In Walnut Hill Late Monday Night

June 15, 2021

A driver escaped serious injuries in a single vehicle wreck late Monday night on Highway 97 in Walnut Hill.

The male lost control on Highway 97 just south of North Highway 99, striking a utility pole and a fence as he vehicle overturned. The driver was not around when first responders arrived, but was brought back to the scene in a private vehicle.

Highway 97 was temporarily closed due to power lines down across the roadway, and Escambia River Electric Cooperative reported 32 customers in the area lost power.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the crash about 11:35 p.m. photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Vehicle Overturns On Highway 97 In Walnut Hill Late Monday Night”

  1. CCHGN on June 22nd, 2021 5:17 pm

    Well you parents need to teach your kids to not get behind the wheel when sleepy and not drive sleepy.and NOT let your kid leave your house when sleepy. If they hit a pedestrian or a kid on a bike, their life is over! A couple of weeks ago, a kid fell asleep at the wheel, in a full sized pick up truck and went off the road and HIT my FULL ECUA garbage can, destroying it and scattering garbage all over the place. He continued on, NOT hitting his brakes at all or trying to swerve and get back on the rood and pushed the garbage can across my driveway and ran over my mailbox and STILL not get stopped for another 50 feet. And he was on his way to school! Now there’s a PROBLEM here in this area and there’s NO EXCUSE FOR IT!! THIS IS SERIOUS!! Somebody’s gonna get killed and it could be avoided!! BTW, EVERY DAY I PICK UP BEER CANS, RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, WHERE THEY’RE BEING THROWN OUT OF MOVING VEHICLES.

  2. Mel on June 15th, 2021 7:51 pm

    Praying for a complete recovery. Mrs. Rayburn may the Lord Bless you and your family. Give all this to Jesus. Sorry for others that don’t have any manners

  3. Felicia Rayborn on June 15th, 2021 12:23 pm

    Everyone Needs to keep the comments to themself if u have nothin good to say. FYI IM HIS MOM.! And he was leaving. His house and fell asleep. Just remember. This could have Been one of yours!

  4. Marci Daw on June 15th, 2021 12:08 pm

    I don’t think that is a very nice comment to make (Justice).That is someone loved one r friend and unless u were in the vehicle i dont believe you would kno the absolute facts behind it. So maybe you should re think are re word your comment. Just saying! Hope everyone is okay..

  5. Justice on June 15th, 2021 6:24 am

    Same ole story on highway 97.
    Speed and wreckless driving. Where is law enforcement?

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