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Fatal hit and run accident claims life of pedestrian in Walton County, drive at large

A fatal hit and run accident involving a pedestrian occurred in Walton County earlier Thursday morning, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol. The victim, who was walking […]

A fatal hit and run accident involving a pedestrian occurred in Walton County earlier Thursday morning, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • The accident happened at approximately 2:40 am on State Road 20 near the intersection of Blueberry Road.

The victim, who was walking westbound on State Road 20, was struck by a 2016-2020 black Nissan Titan traveling in the same direction. According to the FHP, the truck then continued to head west on State Road 20 without stopping.

Unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead. The incident is currently under investigation, and further details are yet to be disclosed.

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