NEWS RELEASE                                             

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

CAUSE OF EARLY MORNING CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of a crash around 3:30 Friday morning at the intersection of Highway 98 and Mary Esther Boulevard.

      A driver for Rockey Moving and Storage Company out of Killeen Texas was critically injured when his tractor trailer truck went through the intersection and struck a concrete wall.  28-year old Tyshon Jammar, Jr. of Killeen Texas was flown by medical helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

      Investigators say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash but the investigation is continuing.

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