NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
October 27, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


     The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a traffic crash that occurred on Monday October 27, 2008 at 2:20 PM near 36000 East US Highway 98 in Destin. The crash occurred when a 2007 PT Cruiser, being operated by Dorothy Dunehew of Collierville Tennessee, exited the driveway of 36000 East US Highway 98 and traveled into the path of a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle being operated by Aaron Schultz of 169 Duffy Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Schultz was traveling east in the center lane. Dunehew was crossing the eastbound lanes preparing to travel west on US Highway 98 and did not see Schultz approaching. The motorcycle struck the driver's side front door of the PT Cruiser.          Schultz, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was transported by Gulf Flight helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. He was listed in critical condition Monday evening. Dunehew and her passenger were wearing safety belts at the time of the crash and she was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital in Sandestin and was being treated for non- life threatening injuries. Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still open and under investigation.