Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

Panama City police are investigating an overnight traffic fatality on State Road 77.

It happened around 10:30 Monday night, just north of 23rd Street at the entrance to Burger King.

Witnesses say a motorcycle approaching the entrance slammed into a Chrysler Pacifica, driven by a 28-year-old local man, who was leaving the parking lot. He was identified as Samuel Nickens. He left the scene and was arrested several hours later.

The motorcyclist died on the scene. He was identified as 26-year-old Tyron Wentz of Panama City.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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