Yet Another Traffic Fatality

A Panama City teenager was killed Wednesday evening in a traffic accident on Star Ave south of US 231.

The fatality was identified as 18-year-old Mallie W. Xanthull.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Xanthull was riding his bicycle north in the southbound lane of Star Ave. Two cars approached, one passed the other when one of them struck the bicyclist.

The bicycle riding did not have a light and did not have reflective clothing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is the fifth local traffic fatality in five days.