Panama City, FL (November 1, 2018) - A 13-year-old is dead after attempting to cross US 231 on Wednesday, October 31st.
Skyler Lessig was walking across the road in a dark-colored Halloween costume when he was struck by an SUV traveling southbound, near East Avenue. The SUV driver is identified as Michael Boyd. Boyd told police that he did not see the teenager prior to the collision. Skyler was pronounced dead at the scene by officials with Bay County emergency rescue. The crash took place just after 7:30 pm.
Police in Panama City are still investigating the accident. There is no word if charges will be filed at this time.
Approximately two pedestrians are killed each day in crashes reported across our state. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the injuries are typically severe and, in many cases, even fatal. Our thoughts go out to the family of Skyler Lessig in this tragic crash. The loss of a child in a traffic accident is extremely saddening for all involved.
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