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One dead after Panama City man drives SUV into home

By Alex Schley,


PANAMA CITY, Fla. ( WMBB ) — One man is dead after a traffic crash in an Oakland Terrace neighborhood Tuesday evening.

Shortly after 5 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an SUV driving into a home on Mack Lewis Drive.

According to Panama City Police Department officials, they believe a man driving the SUV suffered some sort of medical episode.

The driver died at the scene.

None of the family members living in the home were hurt.

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Witness Brenda Gardiner said she couldn’t believe her eyes.

“I seen a van come through the grass here,” Gardiner said. “And I said where’s the car going? And next thing I know then it’s in there, I heard the bricks hit, I had seen him when he hit the door and took everything down with him. Brick hit the floor, and I don’t know where he’s at, don’t care. I just know he hit that knowing like it was nothing there. I said what was going on. What’s wrong with these people driving?”

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The crash is still under investigation.

The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine if the crash killed the driver or if his death was related to a medical condition.

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