NICEVILLE — A 25-year-old Crestview woman was killed and a 30-year-old Freeport man was seriously injured Thursday in a head-on collision on State Road 293, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.


At 9:45 p.m. Christopher Bates, in a 2016 Dodge Ram, was driving on S.R. 293 leaving Forrest Road when he crossed into the westbound lane.


He struck the front of a 2007 Toyota Yaris driven by Reana Velez.


The force of impact caused her car onto the north shoulder of the road. Bates’ pickup rotated and traveled east, where it stopped on the center line of the road.



Bates was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.