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Five killed, 8-year-old lone survivor in Okaloosa County crash

Five people were killed in a traffic crash Friday morning on Highway 85 in Okaloosa County.
Five people were killed in a traffic crash Friday morning on Highway 85 in Okaloosa County.(AP)
Published: Nov. 27, 2020 at 11:04 PM CST
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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - Five people were killed in a traffic crash Friday morning.

The incident happened just after 6am along Highway 85 just north of State Road 123 in Okaloosa County.

According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, a 58-year-old DeFuniak Springs man was heading south on Hwy 85, when for unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed the median and hit a sedan driven by a 19-year-old who was heading northbound.

Both men were killed, including several passengers.

A 55-year-old male from Crossville, Tennessee, and two females from Crestview were also killed. One was 39-year’s-old, the other was 49-year’s old. All four were in the vehicle with the DeFuniak Springs man.

There was only one survivor in Friday’s crash, an 8-year-old Crestview boy.

FHP troopers say this crash is still under investigation.

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