Walton County car crash kills pedestrian

News 13 This Morning

FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — A traffic crash involving a pedestrian took place late Sunday evening, killing one man.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office say they arrived at the scene just after 9 pm and a man had been hit by a car near the intersection of Business 331 and Highway 20, in Freeport.

Florida Highway Patrol arrived on the scene shortly after 10:30 Sunday night.

The victim, Matthew Patten, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene by Walton County EMS.

Troopers say Patten was in the middle of the roadway when Brian Herbert, 44, came through the intersection in the west-bound lane.

Patten was not using the crosswalk.

Law enforcement say no foul play is suspected, and that the incident was not a hit and run because Herbert of the vehicle remained on scene.

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