Second Local Motorcycle Fatality in Just Over a Week

One person died and another was injured Saturday night when a car and a motorcycle collided on U.S. Highway 98 on Tyndall Air Force Base just west of Mexico Beach.

The motorcyclist, who was identified as 32 year old Recus A. McCongo of Panama City, was killed when he tried to pass a truck, hit the left side of the truck and then hit an oncoming car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, Juanita Cross of Port St. Joe, was injured and was taken to a local hospital.

Traffic was blocked on the 10-mile stretch of two-lane roadway through Tyndall for about four hours following the 5:30 p.m. accident.

Eight days ago another accident near West Bay killed a local man when his motorcycle ran off the road and hit a utility pole.