Beach Crash Kills Local Man

35-year-old Robert J. Sampson of Panama City Beach was killed in a Friday evening traffic crash on Back Beach Road west of Seclusion Beach.

Panama City Beach police say Sampson was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his pick up truck, traveled across the media and into oncoming traffic.

The speeding truck crashed into a car and a S-U-V. Four people in those two vehicles were injured and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Traffic homicide investigators say they don’t yet know what caused Sampson to cross over the center grassy median.