A fatal head-on crash, involving a Toyota Corolla and an SUV, happened before 3:00 p.m. on November 27, 2021, on Highway 97 around one mile, north of Dogwood Park in Escambia County. The engine compartment of the SUV went up in flames after the accident. Two people were declared dead at the accident scene. Two others were airlifted to a hospital in Pensacola, but one of the injured victims died later.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Toyota vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 97 when it collided with the SUV, which was traveling southbound. The Toyota car was driven by a 40-year-old male from Waverly Hall, Georgia, who was one of the two, declared dead at the scene. The SUV driver, a 39-year old female, and an SUV passenger, an 18-year old male, also died in the crash. Another SUV passenger, a 37-year old male, was reported to be in critical condition. All SUV occupants were from Memphis, Tennessee.
The highway remained closed until evening as FHP conducted the crash investigation. The Escambia County EMS, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and Molino, Walnut Hill, and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded to the crash.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
We at MANGAL, PLLC pride ourselves in pursuing justice for clients no matter the cost. We take seriously our obligation to serve you to the best of our ability. We will fight for you and make sure that you recover the full compensation you deserve. No one should be left holding the bill for an accident caused by another’s negligence. Contact us today at (352) 995-9945 to discuss your case.