UPDATE: Three people killed in State Highway 20 accident near Dolphin Cove area

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UPDATE:

Freeport, Fla. (WMBB) — Authorities have confirmed the three fatalities are all men from Freeport ages 37, 63, and 45.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the 37-year-old male was driving a BWM heading east on State Road 20.

The 63-year-old man and the 45-year-old man were passengers in the vehicle.

Officials said the the car lost control, hit a tree and rolled several times.

The two passengers were ejected from the vehicle and all three men were pronounced dead on scene.

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FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — Authorities have confirmed three people died in the car accident on Highway 20 near the Dolphin Cove area on Sunday.

Officials also said at least two of the three victims were ejected from the vehicle.

The accident is still under investigation.

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FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — According to a Facebook post from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the fatal accident on Highway 20 is now being considered a traffic homicide.

Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting the investigation. Walton County Sheriff’s deputies are turning traffic away at Nick’s Seafood.

Okaloosa County deputies are turning away traffic at Highway 20 and Winfield near the county line.

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FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — Walton County Fire Rescue, Florida Highway Patrol and Walton County Sheriff’s Office are on scene of a fatal car accident in the Dolphin Cove Area.

This section of Highway 20 is expected to be shut down for several hours according to officials.

News 13 will report more details as they become available.

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