Elderly East Coast Man Dies on I-10

A Jacksonville man has died in a single-car crash on Interstate 10 in northwest Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the mishap occurred on I-10 about 10 miles east of Crestview near the Okaloosa - Walton County Line.

Troopers say 73-year-old Clement Gerard was headed east on the interstate when he ran off the roadway, swerved and over corrected, ran into a ditch and ended by crashing into a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.