UPDATE: April 2, 2022 9:24 p.m.
BONIFAY, Fla. (WMBB) — According to Florida Highway Patrol, 5 people were hurt in the accident Saturday afternoon.
Troopers said a 19-year-old man from Florence, Alabama was driving a pickup truck with three other passengers,
The truck was heading north on Highway 79 while the second car, a SUV, driven by a 41-year-old man from Bonifay heading south on 79.
The driver of the truck said he fell asleep. The truck drifted over the double yellow center lines and hit the front left of the SUV.
Three other people were traveling in the SUV with the Bonifay man including a 48-year-old woman, an 18-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. Everyone in the SUV sustained serious injuries.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.
According to our media partner, the Holmes County Times-Advertiser, emergency medical services from Holmes and Washington County responded to the scene along with AirHeart. The patients were transported to area hospitals.
Our prior version of this story is below.
BONIFAY, Fla. (HOLMES COUNTY TIMES-ADVERTISER)— Bonifay Fire-Rescue is currently on scene of a multiple-vehicle crash on North Highway 79, near the intersection of Highway 177, According to our media partner the Holmes County Times-Advertiser.
Eight patients were assessed on the scene by Bonifay Fire Department paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
Emergency medical services from both Holmes County and Washington County responded to the scene, as did AirHeart, and transported patients to area hospitals.
Law enforcement officials advise drivers to use caution and expect delays in the area.