Fatal crash in North Walton County claims the life of a DeFuniak Springs man


Fatal AccidentAccording to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, Thomas E. Molinets of DeFuniak Springs, Fl succumbed to injuries from a traffic crash which took his life.

On August 23,2016 at 2:10 am, 73 year old Lynwood Doughty, of DeFuniak Springs, was traveling westbound from Spradlin Rd into SR 83 in his 2014 Chrysler. 45 year old Thomas E. Molinets, also of DeFuniak Springs, was traveling northbound on SR 83 on his 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

As Doughty was attempting to make a left turn onto SR 83 he pulled into the path of Molinets. The front of Molinets’ motorcycle struck the left front of Doughty’ Chrysler. Both vehicles came to final rest at the area of impact.

The report indicated Molinets was not wearing a helmet.

Alcohol results are pending for Molinets.

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