DeFuniak Springs Police responded to Walton Road near Hunter's Ridge in reference to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian Monday night at approximately 10 p.m. According to the driver, he was traveling east on Walton Road when he observed a person in the middle of the roadway walking toward him. The driver swerved to miss the man, but was unable to avoid colliding with him.
The road was not lit at the time and the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing. Walton County Fire Rescue and the DeFuniak Springs Fire Department responded to treat the 29 year old male pedestrian, who unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital. Names are not being released at this time due to an active investigation. The Florida Highway Patrol also responded and is assisting. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to this man's family and friends during their time of loss," said Chief James Hurley.