Crash Victim Identified

09/20/08 - 04:40 PM
by Tuquyen Mach, WMBB TV, Channel 13

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Panama City, FL - Authorities have released the name of a Panama City Beach man who was killed in a car crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol says it happened around 3:00 a.m. Friday on Back Beach Road, east of Lyndell Lane.

Troopers say a Chevy Corvette lost control on the wet road. The car started spinning and crashed into a concrete wall and utility pole.

Robert McKerring, 26, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say 25-year-old Alexander Register of Panama City was also in the car but left the scene on foot.

Troopers say they identified him when he showed up at Gulf Coast Medical Center with minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.