Florida Highway Patrol respond to a fatality on State Road 83

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – On Wednesday, a vehicle collision on State Road 83 resulted in a fatality.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said just before 6 a.m., on State Road 83 near Cat Island Road. Officials said a 67-year-old Fort Walton Beach driver made an improper left turn in his truck. He failed to yield to the other vehicle colliding with another truck, authorities said.

The 67-year-old man from Fort Walton Beach received minor injuries. The second driver a 76-year-old man from DeFuniak Springs later died from his injuries at a local hospital, FHP wrote in a news release.

FHP officials said the crash is still under investigation.

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