UPDATE: Michelle Milton was the woman who reportedly died in the crash this morning. The Panama City Police Department released the 42-year-old's name just before 6 Wednesday night.
UPDATE: According to the Panama City Police Department, one person was killed in a morning traffic accident on U.S. 98 at Danford Avenue.
The Panama City Police have not released the name of the deceased person who was a backseat passenger in a black Suzuki.
The crash occurred at 10:39 a.m. when a Chevy Trailblazer rear-ended a black Suzuki Firenza, which in turn hit a blue Suzuki. A total of four people were taken to the hospital, two from the black Suzuki, one person from the Trailblazer and another person from a blue Suzuki. A third person in the black Suzuki walked away from the accident with no injuries.
The roadway was closed until about 2 p.m. as traffic homicide investigators investigated at the scene.
According to the police, the female driver of the blue Suzuki was identified as Michelle Ihnat. She was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover. The driver of the black Suzuki was Dexter Potter and he has been admitted to a local hospital. The front seat passenger in the black Suzuki Libby Robinson was not injured. The driver of the Trailblazer, Bobby Marie Ray was taken to a local hospital. Her condition is unknown.
No one has been cited at this point, and the investigation is ongoing.
News 13 will provided more details as they become available.
UPDATE: According to the Panama City Police Department, a six-vehicle accident on U.S. 98 has killed one and sent three people in the hospital.
Earlier reports say a sport utility vehicle traveling westbound on 98 struck a vehicle and caused the accident. Four of the six vehicles involved were damaged.
All lanes going westbound are closed and will remain closed for approximately three hours. Police are diverting all westbound traffic to 19th street.
The investigation continues and police are treating it as a traffic homicide.
News 13 will continue to bring more information as it becomes available.
A multi-vehicle accident on U.S. 98 has sent three people to the hospital.
According to the Panama City Police Department, four vehicles were involved in the accident. A sport utility vehicle traveling westbound on 98 struck a vehicle and caused the accident.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area. Both eastbound and westbound traffic on U.S. 98 is being diverted at this time.
News 13 will bring you more information when it becomes available.