NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

HIGHWAY 98 RE-OPEN TO TRAFFIC IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

      Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 98 in Mary Esther are now re-opened.

     A semi-tractor trailer truck that crashed into a concrete wall on Highway 98 near the intersection with Mary Esther Boulevard has now been removed from the scene and traffic is again flowing in that area.

     The driver of the truck was taken by medical helicopter Friday morning to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

      Additional details on the crash will be released as they become available.

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