Highway 97 Crash Causes Molino Area Power Outage

July 10, 2024

A single vehicle crash on Highway 97 left a portion of Molino without power Wednesday morning.

The crash happened on Highway 97 just north of Gibson Road. The driver of a pickup truck lost control, left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The collision snapped the pole and caused power lines to fall across the overturned truck.

The driver was not seriously injured.

Florida Power & Light reported at least 400 Molino area customers lost power following the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol has not released additional details from their investigation.

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9 Responses to “Highway 97 Crash Causes Molino Area Power Outage”

  1. South 99 on July 11th, 2024 2:42 pm

    I myself have witnessed idiot drivers passing on double yellow line in a curve. Then on a different day my wife was driving and not gonna lie she was doing 65 and a suv passed us doing 80 and never let up. Then to top all this off now when you make a left turn you must look behind you first and make sure you are clear to turn cause if you turn and cause a wreck from some idiot passing you are at fault not them. Law enforcement state troopers need to set up at different spots every day catch these idiots that don’t care. Also people driving with no tags is rediculous. I try my best to avoid 97 if at all possible

  2. J.s on July 11th, 2024 11:39 am

    Seriously people with yalls comments!!! So sorry this happened but sure wish they would figure something out about. All the wrecks on 97hwy

  3. Sling on July 11th, 2024 11:10 am

    @Al: It ain’t got no gas in it!
    @ Remote work day yes, it got me 2 hours out of work but then I had to report to campus so..not really.

  4. Kate on July 11th, 2024 8:43 am

    People drive crazy on 97, that has to change put some cops up there and give some tickets, things will change.

  5. mnon on July 11th, 2024 5:45 am

    Thanks for the outage during a remote work day.

  6. ses319 on July 11th, 2024 1:21 am

    Glad to know the person was not seriously injured. Probably had their seatbelt on.
    Buckle Up, it may save your life

  7. EMD on July 10th, 2024 11:35 pm

    al: HUH?

  8. al on July 10th, 2024 11:08 pm

    I know what’s wrong with it

  9. JJ on July 10th, 2024 7:22 pm

    Can’t Change oil in that position

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