BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – Florida Highway Patrol officials confirmed one person is dead following an accident on Highway 231 and Veal Road Thursday night.
The accident shut down the northbound lanes of Highway 231 for several hours.
Troopers said around 7:30 Thursday evening, two vehicles got into a near head-on collision in the northbound lanes of 231. According to troopers, a truck pulling a trailer collided with a white SUV. The SUV was reportedly driving in the wrong direction.
Troopers said the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The driver of the pickup truck was unharmed, and his passenger received minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.