Marianna woman dies in Bay County car accident

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*We have updated this story to reflect new information released by the Florida Highway Patrol on September 17, 2021.

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A 25-year-old Marianna woman is dead and three more are recovering from critical and serious injuries after a car accident early this morning.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a blue Toyota Camry was heading south on State Road 79 and a white Nissan Sentra was heading north on State Road 79.

The driver of the Toyota was driving in the direct path of the Nissan, which caused the Toyota to collide with the front right of the Nissan.

The Toyota rotated and stopped in the northbound lane. The Nissan rotated through the grass median and stopped in a left turn lane.

The front right passenger of the Toyota was pronounced dead on scene, and everyone else was transported to local hospitals.

Officials with FHP said the driver of the Toyota is at fault. The crash is still under investigation.

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