Man in wheelchair killed in early morning crash

Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – According to the Panama City Beach Police Department, a Panama City Beach man is dead after he’s hit and killed while crossing the road in his wheelchair.

It happened shortly before 5 a.m. on Panama City Beach Parkway, across from the Bay Medical Beach E.R.

Investigators said an SUV was traveling east on Panama City Beach Parkway when David Root, 63, was attempting to cross the roadway. The driver collided with Root who died from his injuries at the scene.

Officers said it was dark at the time and raining heavily.


PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – According to officials with the City of Panama City Beach, a man crossing the road in a wheelchair was hit and killed Friday morning.

It happened around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Richard Jackson Boulevard and Panama City Beach Parkway.

Officials say the man was 63 years old and homeless.


PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Authorities are on scene at a fatal wreck on Back Beach Road near Richard Jackson Boulevard.

The wreck happened Friday morning. Panama City Beach Police are investigating the crash.

Motorists should avoid the area if possible.

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