OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — UPDATE: (10/31 1 a.m.) The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver killed in a crash on I-10 near Mile Marker 51 Wednesday evening.
FHP says 39-year-old Pensacola resident Daniel Joesph Gafford died the crash.
An FHP media release says Gafford, “failed to drive within a single lane and began to drift onto the right shoulder of the roadway,” about six miles east of the Holt exit.
Gafford hit a semi truck parked in the emergency lane due to mechanical issues. He was transported to North Okaloosa Medical Center but succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the semi, Kenneth Boggs, of Port St. Joe, suffered minor injuries.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash near Mile Marker 51 on Interstate 10 westbound.
FHP Lt. Robert Cannon told News 5 a driver lost control of a vehicle and ran off the side of the road about 7 p.m., going westbound on I-10. The car hit a disabled semi that was parked in the emergency lane, according to FHP.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the semi suffered fatal injuries, Cannon said. There were no other reported injuries, he said.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.