One person dead after crash in Panama City Beach

Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 11:13 AM CDT
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - UPDATE 08/14/2020 12:12 p.m.:

Panama City Beach Police are releasing more details on the crash that killed a person Friday morning.

Police say preliminary investigation shows a Jeep Wrangler was driving east on Back Beach Road near the Ascension Sacred Heart Bay E.R. when it hit David Root, 63, of Panama City Beach, who was trying to cross the road. They say Root tried to cross the road in a dark area and it was raining heavily.

They say Root died at the scene of the crash.

The crash is still being investigated at this time.

A person is dead after a car crash in Panama City Beach early Friday morning.

Panama City Beach Police say the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Back Beach Road and Richard Jackson Boulevard, across from Ascension Sacred Heart’s E.R.

Police also say a vehicle struck a pedestrian and shut down the eastbound lanes of Back Beach Road for a few hours.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update you as we learn more.

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