DEFUNIAK SPRINGS—A traffic crash Monday between a pedestrian and a vehicle resulted in the death of a 29-year-old male, according to a news release from the Office of the City Marshal, DeFuniak Springs Police.
Officers responded to Walton Road near Hunter's Ridge Road about 10 p.m.
The driver stated he was traveling east on Walton Road when he saw a person in the middle of the roadway walking toward him, the release said.
The driver swerved, but was unable to avoid a colliding with him.
The road was not lit at the time, and the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing, the release said.
The victim died on the way to the hospital.
Names are not being released at this time because it is an active investigation, the Police Department said.
The Florida Highway Patrol, Walton County Fire Rescue and DeFuniak Springs Fire Department also responded.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to this man's family and friends during their time of loss," said Chief James Hurley.