A Panama City woman faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death after striking a pedestrian and then driving away.
Brittney L. Pippen, who is 25, was driving on Resota Beach Road in Bay County just before 7 p.m. Thursday when her truck left the roadway and struck Cleveland Long III.
The 49-year-old Panama City man was taken to the hospital, where he died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol media release.
Pippen and her passenger, 32-year-old James C. Atwell of Southport, fled the scene of the crash, the release said.
A witness told authorities the direction the vehicle was going when it left the scene. The truck was quickly located on Kingswood Road and Pippen and Atwell were found later that evening, though a joint effort by FHP and the Bay County Sheriff's Office.
Atwell is being charged with being an accessory after the fact, the release said.