Panama City Man Killed While Crossing Street in Wheelchair

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A Panama City man is killed overnight while crossing the street in his wheelchair.

According to Panama City Police, 65 year old George Betsey was crossing 23rd Street near State Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday night when when a truck, driven by Michael Lipford of Panama City, hit him.

Betsey was transported to the hospital with serious injuries where he later died.

Police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but it is still under investigation. They ask anyone who may have witnessed it to contact them.


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