In the early morning hours of Dec. 23, a 26-year-old Bonifay woman was traveling northbound on Highway 79 when she over-corrected after missing a lane shift causing her vehicle to ultimately land upside down in a shallow pond.
The driver told Florida Highway Patrol she was tired and dozing off which caused her to miss the lane shift just south of Mallory Road. She then said she had to abruptly steer to the right which caused the vehicle to rotate in a clockwise manner. The vehicle rotated 180 degrees while traveling across the northbound lane onto the shoulder.
The car collided with an embankment and overturned once again over the embankment before coming to final rest northbound on its roof in a shallow pond on the east side of Highway 79.
The driver sustained minor injuries. FHP says possible charges are pending.
Washington County emergency responders are on scene at a single-vehicle crash in the area of Highway 79 near Clemmons Road, just north of Miller’s Ferry Road.
According to reports, the vehicle is upside down in a body of water after a crash that occurred sometime last night, leaving a female subject having to endure the cold night at the scene. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies are on scene, and EMS is en-route.
We will update this story as soon as more information is available.