DeFuniak Springs man died, two injured in Waltony County multi-car accident

DeFuniak Springs man died, two injured in Waltony County multi-car accident
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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Authorities are still investigating a fatal vehicle accident on Monday afternoon, January 10, 2022, that claimed the life of a DeFuniak Springs man and injured two others at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a Toyota Highlander was heading east on Highway 90 near Bonita Drive when they rear-ended a Subaru sedan waiting to turn onto Bonita Drive. The force of the crash pushed the sedan into the westbound lanes, into the path of an oncoming Mack dump truck. Troopers said this sent both the dump truck and the Subaru sedan off the road in opposite directions.

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The driver of the sedan, a 61-year-old DeFuniak Springs man, was flown to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. His identity has not been released pending the notification of the family members. His passenger, a 61-year-old woman, also from Defuniak Springs, was reported to be in critical condition.

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The driver of the Toyota Highlander, a 24-year-old DeFuniak Springs woman, was seriously hurt. She was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital. The driver of the dump truck was reported to have minor injuries.

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