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Bay County Crash Kills One

By: WJHG
By: WJHG

SOUTHPORT, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a car crash early Sunday morning that left one man dead in Southport.

Officials say that 32 year old Lee Lott was driving his jeep down Highway 2302 at Santa Rosa court when he veered off the road just before the bridge and drove straight into fanning bayou.

Lott was not wearing his seat belt.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene along with the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

Sergeant J.D. Johnson of the Florida Highway Patrol said, "This traffic crash was originally reported to AT&T about 10:30 Saturday night. They were looking for a line down because they had a disruption in service. They sent a man out to try and find their line down. He was unable to find it. about seven o'clock Sunday morning, when he went back out to the scene to find the line in daylight he was able to find the vehicle bayou."

Lott was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bay County Sheriff's Office also sent their chopper in the air but did not find any other bodies.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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