Wakulla County Fatal Accident

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A local teenager has died after losing control of his vehicle.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 17-year-old Samuel Cox of Port St. Joe was headed north on US 319 south of Sopchoppy last night.

Troopers say at about 10:20 he lost control, crossed the southbound lanes and hit a utility pole.

Cox, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.

FHP says alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.