One person dead following incident on U.S. 19 in Madison County

Incident occurred Friday afternoon
Posted at 5:07 PM, Jul 14, 2023

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 11:23 p.m.: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) released a report on the incident Friday night.

A sedan was traveling south on U.S. Highway 19, also known as State Road 20, just north of Mt. Gilead Road in the inside lane of travel.

A sports utility (SUV) was traveling south on U.S. Highway 19 just north of Mt. Gilead Road in the outside lane of travel in front of the sedan.

FHP said for reasons unknown at the time of the report, the sedan collided with the SUV and traveled off the roadway where it became airborne and collided with a standing tree.

The sedan then overturned and came to a rest on the west shoulder of the roadway.

The SUV came to a rest in the median in the road.

The FHP report said the passenger of the sedan, a 20-year-old woman of Perry, was pronounced dead on scene due to injuries sustained during the crash.

The driver of the sedan, a 21-year-old man of Perry sustained serious injuries.

A 50-year-old women of Perry who was driving the SUV sustained minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol said it was assisted at the scene by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Madison County EMS.

The incident occurred at 3 p.m. Friday.


The Florida Highway Patrol has responded to a fatal incident on U.S. 19 near Southwest Mount Gilead Road in Madison County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an accident involving a green Dodge and a red GMC occurred Friday afternoon.

Details on how the accident occurred are unknown at this time.

The passenger inside the Dodge died of injuries sustained.

All the parties involved are from Perry. Traffic in the outside southbound lane is blocked on U.S. 19.

FHP responded to the incident after 3:15 p.m.

This is a developing story.