Local Teen Dies in a Freak Traffic Mishap

A 17-year-old Panama City boy has died at a local hospital following an accident on the unpaved Power Line Road near Colony Club off Back Beach Road.

Panama City Beach police say the mishap happened late Friday night, but it wasn’t reported until later in the weekend.

The victim, John Diaz, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Other teenagers with him at the time later told police the 17-year-old was in the back of their pick up truck when he fell out.

They stopped, saw he was injured and took him to a hospital themselves. He had been listed in critical condition.

Beach Police Deputy Chief David Humphreys says detectives were still investigating the case and no other information was immediately available.


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