Another Weekend Traffic Fatality

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Walton County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to investigate a weekend traffic fatality.

A 19-year-old teenager apparently walked out in from of a car on Highway 98 Saturday night. He was struck by a vehicle driven by 47-year-old Marilyn Gardner of Kentucky.

The mishap occurred around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Thompson Road in south Walton County.

The woman swerved but could not avoid hitting the teenager. His name is being withheld until family members are notified.