Beach Resident Dies in Out of Town Crash

A Bay County man is dead following a traffic wreck in Tennessee.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lance Carlton of Panama City Beach died in the crash which happened about 12:30 Wednesday morning in Knoxville.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Carlton's SUV went off the road on a curve and hit a tree. Carlton was not wearing his seat belt and investigator say he had been drinking.

The crash happened outside of Knoxville on Northshore Drive.