UPDATE (5:04 p.m.): Florida Highway Patrol confirmed a Defuniak Springs man, 53, is dead after he lost control of his car and crashed on Highway 90.

A 56-year-old from Crestview suffered serious injuries in the crash.

FHP said the Defuniak Springs man swerved into the eastbound shoulders before turning back and entering the westbound lanes. The other driver was struck head-on near Mare Creek Drive. Both cars came to rest on the east side of the crash.

FHP said that five vehicles may be involved in the crash. Currently, only two have been confirmed.


CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol were called to a fatal crash on Highway 90 Monday, May 23.

The crash caused a traffic block at Mare Creek Drive. Traffic is “being diverted to Highway 393 and Highway 285,” according to a Facebook post from the OCSO.

FHP is investigating the crash, according to the post. WKRG News 5 has reached out to FHP for more information.