Santa Rosa Beach Fatal Accident

Two people died this morning in a single vehicle traffic crash in South Walton County.

The crash occurred at East Hewett Drive and U. S. Highway 98 at 12:40 AM

The Florida Highway patrol says a pick up truck driven by 43 year old Katherine L. Carter of Santa Rosa Beach failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection and went across Highway 98 and crashed into an embankment.

She was killed instantly. A passenger in the pick up, 49 year old Cecil Armond Carter was critically injured and died about five hours later at Sacred Heart Hospital in Santa Rosa Beach.

Neither the driver or the passenger were wearing seat belts.

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation.

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