Eric Thuney was charged with failing to yield the right of way and knowingly driving while license was suspended or revoked.

MILTON — Multiple people are hospitalized in serious condition following a two-vehicle crash early Monday night at a State Road 281 intersection.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, Eric Thuney, 45, of Fort Walton Beach, was traveling east on San Jose Street at 6:43 p.m. in a 2004 Ford Explorer and was stopped at a controlled intersection with S.R. 281 (Avalon Blvd.). At the same time, a 2006 Ford Expedition being driven by 48-year-old Michelle Thorpe of Milton was traveling south on S.R. 281.

As Thorpe's vehicle approached the intersection, Thuney pulled his vehicle into the path of the Expedition, which struck the left side of the Explorer.

Both drivers plus two passengers from Milton in Thorpe's vehicle — 75-year-old Mildred Korchanck and 21-year-old Dylan Thorpe — were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where all four were listed in serious condition Tuesday morning.

Three other passengers from Milton in the Expedition — 47-year-old Michael Thorpe, 18-year-old Alexis Thorpe and 14-year-old Dalton Thorpe — did not require medical treatment.

FHP noted on the release alcohol was not related to the crash and that Thuney was charged with failing to yield the right of way and knowingly driving while license was suspended or revoked.

According to the Okaloosa County Jail website, Thuney was charged in February 2015 for DUI with property damage, reckless driving and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked.