Beach Fatality

A Cedar Grove man died Friday afternoon in a traffic crash at Back Beach Road and Clara Ave. at Panama City Beach.

A motorcyclist, identified as 46-year-old Romeo Perez, was on Back Beach Road approaching Clara Ave. when a van pulled from Clara into his path.

The motorcycle crashed into the side of the van, killing Perez almost instantly.

Panama City Beach Police are investigating. Charges against the driver of the van are pending.