County Road 386 accident results in two fatalities

Deputies and first responders were at the scene of a traffic accident earlier this afternoon on CR 386 between Harmony Street and Rish Farm Road.
Two vehicles collided head on resulting in the deaths of a 27 year-old Wewahitchka man and a 48 year-old man from Grand Ridge, Florida.
The collission occurred after a sedan veered to the left, crossing over the centerline and traveled eastbound in the westbound lane of County Road 386 as a pickup truck was approaching.
Both drivers were pronounced deceased on scene. There were no other  known passengers in either vehicle.
The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting the traffic crash investigation.
County Road 386 has been reopened to traffic.
This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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