The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that a 19-year-old Destin resident received minor injuries in a crash last week that left a Panama City Beach man dead. The 19 year-old Destin male was heading westbound on U.S. Highway 98 near Sandy Lane in Bay County when the other car pulled into his path. He tried to avoid a collision but couldn’t, according to the Florida Highway Patrol media release. When the collision occurred, a 65-year-old Panama City Beach man, was ejected from the 2004 Jeep Wrangler he was driving. He died of his injuries early Thursday morning. An investigation continues into the accident.
In addition, WJHG Channel 7 reports on a serious traffic crash that occurred just before 9 p.m. Friday. Parker Police Officials say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the base of the Dupont Bridge. The victim passed away from his injuries at Bay Medical Center. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased who lost their lives in these accidents.