Fatal crash shuts down parts of U.S. 98

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UPDATE: (6 p.m. CDT) — Police have released a video of a vehicle investigators are searching for in connection to this fatal crash.

“Video of the suspected vehicle is being released in hopes that the public can help identify the suspected driver.”

Anyone having information in this case is urged 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 from the iOS or Google Play stores.

UPDATE: (11 a.m. CDT) — Police have identified the victim as 61-year-old Connie Tuck Py.

Py was crossing U.S. 98 at 17th Street Thursday morning while pushing a bicycle and was struck by a vehicle and killed. The Panama City Police Department is searching for the suspect vehicle, possibly a white semi, hauling an aluminum flatbed trailer.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone having information in this case is urged 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 from the iOS or Google Play
stores.

UPDATE: (7:30 a.m. CDT) — Officials said all lanes have been cleared and U.S. 98 eastbound traffic is no longer being re-routed.

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A crash at U.S. 98 and 17th Street in the St. Andrews area of Panama City has shut down portions of the road Thursday morning.

Panama City Police said it was a fatal hit-and-run crash, and eastbound traffic on U.S. 98 is being re-routed onto Michigan Avenue.

Police ask that anyone heading east from Panama City Beach use 23rd Street and avoid 15th Street.

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