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Fatal Accident


Update: A bicyclist who died after being struck by two vehicles on Highway 98 in Destin around midnight has been identified as 35-year old David Raphael Abrahams.
The driver of the first car to hit Abrahams then lost control of the car and hit a tree. He suffered serious injuries and is being treated at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
A passenger in his car suffered non-incapacitating injuries.
A second car also struck the victim.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has an active investigation into the accident and additional details will be released at the appropriate time.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for witnesses in connection with a fatal accident in Destin overnight that took the life of a bicyclist and injured two people in a car.
The OCSO responded just before midnight to a call of a man in the roadway in the area of Harbor Boulevard and Beach Drive. The adult male was deceased when deputies arrived.
A vehicle had also struck a tree, injuring two people, who were both transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Westbound lanes of Highway 98 in the area were closed for approximately six hours.
The investigation into what happened continues and more details will be released as the facts are developed.
In the meantime the OCSO is asking anyone who witnessed the accident or who has information to please contact the agency at 850.651.7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850.863.TIPS,, or via the P3 Tips Mobile application.