Update: This story has been updated with new information as of 3:40 p.m.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Live Oak man was killed in a three-car accident Monday evening that closed a major Panama City intersection for over four hours.
According to a release by Panama City police, officers responded to an accident at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and U.S. 231 around 8:20 p.m. Monday night.
PCPD traffic unit officers wrote, one driver, Shawn David Stephens, age 51, was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
The drivers of the other two vehicles suffered injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
The cause and contributing factors of the accident are still under investigation.
Anyone with information, in this case, is asked to call the Panama City Police Department at 850-
872-3100, or they can report tips anonymously via smartphone by downloading the “Panama
City PD” Tip411 app.
A previous version of our story is below:
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The intersection of Highway 231 and Highway 77 is closed after a three-vehicle crash occurred around 8:15 p.m. according to Panama City police.
Police say a red SUV traveling northbound on 231 ran the red light and crashed into two vehicles traveling along Highway 77.
There are serious injuries to the drivers of the cars, as well as damage to a railway box.
Three people were transported to area hospitals.
Police say the intersection will be closed for an extended period of time, estimating between three to four hours.
Traffic is being re-routed around the intersection.
This is an open investigation and updates about the road closures can be found on the Panama City Police Department’s social media pages.