Texas Woman Dies After Head-on Collision in Florida


First responders address a two-car crash on State 79 that left a man dead and the family whose car he struck in a hospital emergency room. | Image by Yahoo

A Texas woman was killed and her two daughters severely injured after getting into a head-on car crash with a man in Florida last Friday.

None of the victims of the crash have been publicly identified as of yet. However, media outlets report that the Florida man hailed from Bonifay, and the Texas woman and her children were from Princeton.

The accident took place at 6:23 a.m. on the inside southbound lane of Florida State Road 79 (SR-79) near Pine Log Road, several miles northwest of Panama City Beach, Florida.

The Florida man was driving on the inside northbound lane of SR-79 in a blue 2010 Chevrolet sedan, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials, when he “crossed the center median directly into the path” of the Texas woman’s black 2014 Audi sport utility vehicle, per the Panama City News Herald.

Not wearing his seat belt, the Florida man was ejected from his vehicle and died at the crash scene.

The Texas woman and her two daughters, ages 12 and 15, sustained severe injuries from the collision.

A woman claiming to have witnessed the aftermath of the crash commented on the Bay County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page:

“My husband and I [were] traveling on 79 at the moment it happened. We and a handful of others stopped to render aide to the victims. I was able to comfort the female driver until help arrived. Please pray for these people.”

First responders arrived and took the mother and her 15-year-old to the hospital in “critical condition.” The 12-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in “serious condition.”

Florida Highway Patrol officials announced Monday that the Texas woman died of her injuries at the hospital. They did not provide any updated information on the status of the two children.

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