A Terrible Day for Accidents

For the third time in less than 24 hours another motorist has died in a Walton County traffic accident.

The latest fatality came around 10:30 Wednesday night in a single-car accident on Bay Grove Road near Park Road.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a car driven by Joseph Alan Kuykendall, 18, of Santa Rosa Beach was speeding, went into a skid and crashed into a utility pole.

He was pronounced dead an hour later at a south Walton hospital.

Two other people died in two separate accidents in Walton County Wednesday and one other died late last week, making four fatalities in about five days.