Two dead, one critically injured in vehicle accident on Friday evening

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UPDATE as of 7:30am: Florida Highway Patrol confirmed three sedans were involved in the accident.

An Altha man, 65, drove into the wrong lane and hit another vehicle head-on, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Reports said his vehicle left the roadway, overturned, then the driver was ejected. Reports also said he was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Florida Highway Patrol said the vehicle that was struck had three occupants: a 29-year-old male, a 21-year-old female, and a one-year-old child, all residents of Panama City. Reports said none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The female passenger was pronounced dead after being transported to Bay Medical Center, according to reports.

Reports said the child is in critical condition, and the male driver is reported to have serious injuries.

The third vehicle involved in the accident was struck by debris from the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The driver had no reported injuries.

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Two people are dead and one person was sent to the hospital critically injured after three* vehicles were involved in a crash on Highway 231 on Friday night.

Florida Highway Patrol said they are not yet sure what caused the accident, however one car was driving northbound, while the other car was driving southbound in the northbound lane.

The accident occurred on Highway 231 near Webber Road in Fountain.

The driver of the car traveling northbound was pronounced dead on scene.

Three people were in the other vehicle involved in the accident. One was pronounced dead after being transported to Bay Medical Center*.

We will continue to update this as we receive more information.

* A prior version of this article was published that stated there were only two cars involved in the accident, and that the victim was pronounced dead on scene. The article has since been corrected.

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