Two Children Killed After Car Crashes Through Panama City Mini-Golf Course
Tragic news out of the Florida Panhandle as the local Panama City Beach Police Department investigates a fatal auto accident that killed two children at a mini-golf course over the weekend. Preliminary incident reports indicate that the young siblings from Louisville, Kentucky were enjoying a round of putt-putt with their family members when a pickup truck suddenly veered off a nearby roadway and crashed into them.
It was approximately 3:30 p.m. on December 4th, 2020, when authorities with the Panama City Beach Police Department and 9-1-1 dispatchers received the first set of calls requiring immediate emergency assistance at the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park located on Front Beach Road. Although the investigation is currently ongoing, witness statements retrieved from the scene of the accident have aided officials in reconstructing the collision and the events leading up to it. According to officers with the Panama City Beach Traffic Homicide Unit, Scott Donaldson was driving his 2007 Chevy Silverado pickup truck along the westbound lanes of Front Beach Road early Friday afternoon when, for reasons that are unknown at this time, his vehicle careened off the road, jumped the curb, and collided with a 4-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister on the mini-golf course.
In the short amount of time it took Panama City Beach rescuers and other life-saving medical personnel to reach the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, the 4-year-old boy had already passed away. His sister was quickly transported to a local Bay County hospital, but due to the severity of her injuries, she died soon after arrival. We thought it was best to not include the names of these young individuals out of respect for the grieving family.
“This is a tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We have had grief counselors and clergy with the family since this happened,” said Panama Beach public information officer Debbie Ward.
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