UPDATE 4:10 p.m. — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person killed in Thursday morning’s crash as 25-year old Jane Bartleson of Gerold Street in Fort Walton Beach.
Bartleson died after her 2007 Chevy Equinox flipped as she was heading westbound in the area of 15015 Emerald Coast Parkway, officials say.
No one else was injured.
DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) – One person was killed early Thursday morning in Destin when their SUV flipped while driving on a popular highway.
The crash occurred on Emerald Coast Parkway, also known as Highway 98, around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday. During the clean-up of the crash, authorities were forced to divert traffic onto Commons Drive. The crash occurred on Highway 98 in front of the Walmart and Henderson Beach State Park.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the SUV was traveling westbound and flipped across the roadway.
The identity of the driver has not yet been released, pending the notification of next of kin.