One killed in Destin bridge crash

One person is dead and four others are hurt after a crash on the Marler Bridge in Destin Friday afternoon. (MGN)

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WEC) - One person is dead and four others are hurt after a crash on the Marler Bridge in Destin Friday afternoon.

Just after 2 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say Larry Hopson, 43, of Fort Walton Beach was driving east across the bridge when he failed to stop, hitting the vehicle in front of him, which then collided with the vehicle in front of it.

Hopson was taken to the hospital in critical condition and his passenger, Beverly Willis, 40, of Fort Walton Beach died.

The people in the other two vehicles escaped with minor injuries.

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