CALLAWAY, Fla. (Press Release) - This afternoon, the Bay County Sheriff's Office Callaway Substation responded to a motor vehicle crash at 12:15 pm Wednesday afternoon. The crash took place at N. Tyndall Parkway and E. 7th Street in Callaway.
The accident involved two vehicles. One was driven by a 17 year old Rutherford student and had an 18 year old Rutherford student in the passenger seat. The other vehicle was driven by a 55 year old man. It is believed the students were on a lunch break from school.
It appears at this time the vehicle driven by the student turned in the path of the vehicle driven by the 55 year old man. The students vehicle was hit on the passenger side and partially ejected the passenger, who has died from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the student's vehicle has been taken to the hospital by family with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.
The Rutherford High School student who died today has been identified as 18-year-old Kyle Demaio.
From Coy Pilson, Rutherford Principal:
"We were saddened today to hear of the loss of one of our students in a mid-day car accident. We immediately called for additional counselors to join our staff and those counselors will be available for students and faculty who need support at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young man and we are truly and deeply sorry to have lost him as a student, as a friend and as a Rutherford Ram."