Area Traffic Deaths

Two traffic fatalities have occurred in two separate crashes in the area.

The first in Gadsden County happened on Gadsden County Road 269 near Bay Street south of Chattahoochee.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 67 year old Ralph E. Brown of Chattahoochee was walking in the southbound lane when he was struck by an SUV driven by 41 year old Decca Howard Mosley of Bristol which was trying to pass another vehicle.

Brown died at the scene.

Another crash, this time in south Walton County, happened at the intersection of US 98 and Walton County Road 395.

A Pick Up towing a box type trailer was stopped for a red light at the intersection. A second pick up driven by 55 year old Tommy Thompson, Jr of Daleville, Alabama failed to stop in time and crashed into the rear of the trailer.

Troopers say Thompson died at the scene of the crash. 21 Year old Jose Castro of Gulf Breeze, the driver who had stopped for the red light, was not injured.

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