Beach Traffic Fatality

An early Sunday morning traffic accident has claimed the life of a Panama City Beach man. It happened around 4:30 Sunday morning on Back Beach Road just west of Moylan Road.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the fatality as 54-year-old Walter Robert Simcox who listed a Pearl Ave. address.

Troopers say Simcox was headed west on Back Beach when his motorcycle drifted off the road. He attempted to get back on the highway, over corrected and was thrown off the motorcycle.

He landed in the inside lane of traffic where he was run over by a car which was also traveling westbound.