Police Investigate Runaway Driver

PANAMA CITY BEACH Panama City Beach Police are investigating why a man ran from them after a crash Friday afternoon on Back Beach Road.

It happened near the Sonny's restaurant about 2:30.

Police say it was a minor traffic accident but the driver of the Red Aerostar van ran from the scene.

He took off into the woods behind Sonny's.

Police apprehended him shortly after and he is currently in custody.

No update on any formal charges yet.