Two women dead after multi-vehicle crash in Walton County


WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Two women died in a car crash in Santa Rosa Beach on Sunday night.

The crash happened on U.S. Highway 98 between County Highway 283 and County Highway 395.

Florida Highway Patrol said the multi-vehicle crash shut down both eastbound lanes with traffic being diverted down 30A.

Troopers said Kassidy Namniek, of Destin, was driving on the wrong side of Highway 98 when she crashed head-on with another car. Troopers identified that car’s driver as Caroline Long, 17, of Panama City. Both of the drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Long was a senior at Deane Bozeman School. Grief counselors are at Bozeman Monday to help students and faculty process the loss. According to a statement from Bay District Schools, Long was the yearbook editor as well as a soccer player and member of the Diamond Girls.

Caroline Long (Provided Photo/Deane Bozeman School)

At this time, authorities are still investigating the crash.

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