St. Joe man dies in Carrabelle mishap

A Port St. Joe man died in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Franklin County.

Christopher Lamar Anderson, 40, was killed on U.S. 98 about 1.1 miles east of Sea Spray Lane in Carrabelle,  when the vehicle he was driving left the shoulder of the road and hit a tree at about 6 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to the FHP, Anderson was traveling east on U.S. 98 in a 2006 Saturn Vue when it traveled onto the south shoulder, losing control. The vehicle reentered the road and traveled across both lanes and onto the north shoulder where it struck a large tree on the right side.

Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anderson was not wearing a seat belt, according to the FHP. Toxicology results are listed as pending.


Sheriff offers ‘CodeRED’ alerts

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone that Hurricane Season is now upon us. The season will officially start on Saturday, June 1 and end on Nov. 30. Please prepare accordingly.

One easy way to help prepare this hurricane season is by signing up to receive "CodeRED" alerts. The Sheriff's Office uses an Emergency Telephone Network (ETN) system called "CodeRED" to notify residents by telephone of possible emergency situations occurring in or around the Franklin County area. By quickly entering some basic contact information online, you can receive emergency notifications by any phone, including cell phones, to alert you of critical situations like severe weather and hurricane evacuation warnings, missing child alerts, terrorism alerts, boil water notices, among many others.

To find out more information or register your phone with "CodeRED" simply click the link located on the Sheriff's Office website,