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Vehicle Accident on U.S. 98 in Okaloosa County, Florida, Causes Two Fatalities

July 02, 2019

OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story posted at, a vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 98 in Okaloosa County, Florida, caused two fatalities. In addition, the news report states that three people were injured in the accident, including an 8-year-old child.*

The accident took place in the early evening at the intersection of U.S. 98 and a private drive leading to the Eglin Airforce Base All American Club. Florida Highway Patrol and NBC 15 report that a Dodge of unknown model was traveling north on the private drive, while a Nissan of unknown model was traveling east on the highway.

At the intersection of the two, Troopers say the Nissan had the right-of-way, and the Dodge did not yield. Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time and collided. It is not clear why the driver of the Dodge did not yield at the intersection. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

NBC 15 reports that the drivers of both vehicles were tragically killed in the accident. Officials identified the driver of the Nissan as a 58-year-old woman from Destin, Florida. Officials said that notification still needed to be made to the family members of the Dodge driver, but he was identified as a 57-year-old man from Golden Valley, Arizona. 

NBC 15 further reports that three people who were riding in the Dodge sustained injuries. One passenger was identified as an 8-year-old boy who reportedly sustained minor injuries. The report says the second passenger, a 53-year-old woman, also sustained minor injuries, and the third passenger, a 48-year-old man, sustained critical injuries. 

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