DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — A North Carolina resident was killed Sunday morning when he drove into the path of an oncoming truck on I-10 in Walton County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
FHP is withholding the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin.
The 1994 Honda Civic had been stopped in the emergency lane of the westbound lane at 3:10 a.m.; when the driver tried to re-enter to highway, he drove into the path of a semi-truck driven by Francis Warren Roberts II, 39, of Vero Beach. The collision forced both vehicles off the road and into some trees. The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Roberts received minor injuries, but a passenger, Edwin Moreno of Falls Church, Va., was seriously injured and taken to Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System, FHP said.