Birmingham Neurosurgeon and passenger dies in a plane crash

The Walton County Sheriffs office in Florida has identified the victim of a Saturday plane crash as Doctor Evan Zeiger, a Neurosurgeon with Brookwood Medical Center. Doctor Zeiger and a female passenger who has not been identified crashed into the Gulf of Mexico Saturday afternoon.

The World War II vintage plane went down about a mile offshore from Topsail Hill Preserve State Park located near Miramar Beach. A Coast Guard rescue crew found the wreckage in 50 feet of water. The cause of the crash is under investigation.