FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — Florida Highway Patrol said a 38-year-old Freeport man died in an early morning accident on U.S. Highway 331(Clyde B. Wells Bridge) Sunday morning.

According to the release, the crash happened around 1 a.m. on the bridge after a man walked across the Northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 331 and was struck by a car.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

A 19-year-old female from Freeport driving the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office took to Twitter about the Northbound lanes being shut down around 5:28 am.

As of 7:38 a.m., WCSO said the roadway is clear and back open for travel.