Local Traffic Fatality

A local man has died following a two car crash in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.

Killed was 54-year-old Elton Nessmith. Police say his van was rear-ended by a car shortly after 10 a.m.

The van then left the roadway hit an unoccupied vehicle and then a utility pole.

Nessmith was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman passenger in the van was hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries.

Panama City Police are continuing the investigation.