Weekend Traffic Fatalities

A 23-year-old Alford woman died in a single car traffic accident late Saturday night on Highway 231 south of Silver Lake Road in north Bay County.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the fatality as Crystal L. Harris.

Troopers say Harris was headed north on U.S. 231 around 10:30 Saturday night when he car went out of control, rotated slowly, went across the opposite lanes of traffic and off the road hitting a utility pole guy wire and several trees.

She was not wearing a seat belt and Troopers say she died at the scene. The car was listed as a total loss.

Meanwhile, on Sunday night a 50 year old woman died in a two car crash on US 231just north of Tower Road in Bayou George.

Troopers say Darlene W. Phipps of Panama City was killed when she pulled from a gas station into the path of a southbound car on US 231.

Two passengers in her car, Kenneth Phipps, 52 and Donna Watkins, 30, both of Gardendale Alabama were critically injured.

The swecond driver involved, Mohammed N. El-Saqa, 18, of Panama City was also injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation and says charges are pending.


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