Port St. Joe Teen Killed in Crash

Samuel Cox, 17, died in a single-car crash in Wakulla County Thursday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers report that Cox, of Port St. Joe, was driving northbound on U.S. 319 south of Sopchoppy around 10:20 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the southbound lanes and finally hit a utility pole in a ditch.

Cox, the lone occupant in the 2004 Nissan pickup truck, was ejected. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor, according to a Highway Patrol report.