The Florida Highway Patrol confirms several central Ohio residents were involved in a fatal accident that occurred in Bay County.
Authorities say five central Ohio residents were in the same vehicle when they were struck by another vehicle that ran a stop sign.
The accident happened around midnight Saturday outside of Panama City.
Two people, Anthony Gouge, 30, of Columbus, and Eric Young, 25, of Chillicothe, died in the accident.
A third person, 29-year-old William Gouge II, of Columbus, died in the hospital after being in critical condition.
Two other passengers, 31-year-old Craig Jackson of London, Ohio, and 33-year-old Joshua Martin of Columbus, are still in critical condition.
The two Panama City residents in the other vehicle are in serious condition.
An investigation is underway.
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