One Fatality In Two Car Crash

A two car traffic crash Wednesday night in Okaloosa County killed an elderly Ft. Walton Beach man.

The mishap happened shortly after 9 PM on State Road 123 when a car driven by 24 year old Michael Andrew Panetti of Crestview crossed the center line of the highway and crashed head on into another car driven by 69 year old Annie Payne Carson of Ft. Walton Beach. Both drivers were seriously injured

Killed was 71 year old Joe Robert Carson who was a passenger in the car driven by his wife. He died about an hour later at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center.

The Florida Highway Patrol says charges against Panetti are pending completion of the traffic homicide investigation.

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