Utah Man Rex Christensen Struck and Killed on SR 85 in Crestview
Crestview, Florida (December 2, 2017) – A 70-year-old Utah man died on Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle on State Road 85 in Crestview, according to the Crestview Police Department.
Rex L. Christensen, 70, of Utah was hit at about 7 p.m. Friday, December 1, outside the Super 8 Motel near Cracker Barrel Drive.
Police said Christensen was crossing the road when he was struck by a 2011 Ford pickup truck, driven by 65-year-old Joseph Benoit of Holt, in the inside lane of SR 85 northbound.
The Okaloosa County EMS and Crestview Fire Department were called to the scene and found Christensen with severe injuries to the head and upper extremities. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Benoit was not hurt in the crash.
The crash is under investigation.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rex Christensen.
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