It happened at 2:00 AM at U-S Highway 90 and State Road 4 in Okaloosa County just west of Crestview.
The Florida Highway Patrol identified the fatality as Jamie Aaron Smith, 29 of Evergreen, Alabama.
Troopers say Smith crashed into the rear of a car slowing for a stop sign. He then left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole and then a tree.
The other car, driven by 49 year old Zena Vaughn of Ohio, was pushed across the highway and it crashed into a tree. Zena is listed in critical condition. A passenger in her car 50 year old Calvin Vaughn, was listed in serious condition.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.