A 70-year-old Wewahitchka man was killed in an early morning accident when the pickup truck he was driving left the roadway and collided with a ditch.
According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, at about 12:45 a.m., the truck was exiting a driveway at 6091 State Road 71, in Wewahitchka, near Bill Nelson Road when the crash happened.
The truck was headed east after exiting the driveway on the west shoulder onto State Road 71. Upon exiting, the truck traveled east across both the north and southbound travel lane and onto the east shoulder of SR 71.
After leaving the roadway the truck collided with the ditch on the east shoulder of the road.
The man, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was rushed to Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.