Wheelchair Crash

A wheelchair-bound man is dead after trying to cross a busy road in Fort Walton Beach.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the man was crossing Race Track Road at Scranton Street around 7:20 Tuesday night.

Several cars swerved around him, but one driver, 84-year-old Mary Nied, says she didn't see him in time. She hit the man's wheelchair, sending him and the chair flying.

The man died on the scene. Troopers have dubbed him "John Doe" for now until someone claims his body for burial.

Ms. Nied wasn't injured.


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