FHP: Single car accident leaves one dead in Jackson County

Troopers say James Hayes, 72, was dead when they arrived. (MGN)

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Florida Highway Patrol, one person is dead after a single-car accident in Jackson County south of Layton Road on State Road 77.

Troopers say James Hayes, 72, was heading north on State Road 77 Tuesday afternoon and began to pass slower traffic.

They say his car ran into a culvert, causing the car to go airborne and flip.

According to troopers, Hayes was dead when they arrived.

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