A 71-year-old Sopchoppy woman suffered serious injury Monday afternoon in a one-car collision on the far eastern edge of the county.
According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, at about 3:25 p.m. Lavonne Williams was driving a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria north on US-319 as she approached County Road 370, which connects to Alligator Drive.
Williams’ vehicle exited the paved portion of the roadway onto the east shoulder and its right front collided into a tree.
“(She) was entrapped in the vehicle and with a concerted effort between Wakulla Fire Rescue and the St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department, (Williams) was removed from the vehicle,” read the release.
US-319 was blocked for about one-and-a-half hours during the rescue effort. FHP was also assisted on-scene by personnel from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Weems Emergency Medical Services, Lanark Volunteer Fire Department, Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, and the FHP Division of Commercial Motor Vehicle.
Williams was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.