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UPDATE: FHP Identifies Traffic Fatality Victim

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UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in a traffic accident in Southport as 85-year-old Linwood Railey Shiflett.

According to the release from the FHP, Shiflett was traveling on 4th Street in Southport east of 4th Circle on a gas-powered motorized bicycle. Shiflett lost control of the bicycle, overturned and struck the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Bay County EMS.

Shiflett was not wearing a helmet at the time. The investigation is continuing.


The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a traffic fatality at the intersection of 4th Street and 4th Circle in Southport.

News 13 has a reporter headed to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.