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June 6, 2001

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal two-car traffic crash in Destin this afternoon (Wednesday), which resulted in traffic delays at the intersection of Benning Drive and U.S. Highway 98.

John Joseph Brown, age 40 (03-29-61), was ejected from his flipping vehicle when his westbound 1985 GMC Jimmy collided with a vehicle attempting to make a left turn on to Benning drive from the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 98, a 1986 Volkswagen Quantum. The Volkswagen was driven by Phillip Brown McDonald, age 25, of Destin. Brown was transported by Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. McDonald was not injured in the crash.

Brown listed addresses at 230 Deer Avenue in Niceville and 401 Little John Road in Mary Esther. The crash happened at approximately 3:45 this afternoon. The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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for more information contact Nicole Wagner, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

(850) 609-3028

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