SANTA ROSA BEACH — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a driver involved in a serious hit-and-run crash early Tuesday morning.

According to news release from the FHP, at around 2 a.m. Tuesday the driver of a Toyota Scion XB was driving on Highway 98 eastbound when the driver attempted to make a left turn across the westbound lanes.

The driver of the Toyota failed to yield to a 2005 Honda MC driven by 31-year-old Kyle Rodger Smith of DeFuniak Springs, and the Toyota’s passenger side collided with the front Smith’s vehicle.

After the collision, the Toyota left the scene of the accident without making contact with the driver.


Smith was seriously injured in the crash and is being treated at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, according to the news release.

Authorities are looking for the driver of the Toyota Scion XB, which is described as a 2004 or 2006 model, gold in color and square-style. The car should have damage to the passenger side, and one or both of the passenger side windows should be busted out. The lower rocker panel will also be missing.

The car was last seen in the area of U.S. Highway 98 and East Hewett Road, where the collision occurred.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or has information about it is asked to call FHP Trooper Joseph Adkins at 850-484-5000.