Walton County I-10 Fatality

One person was killed Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 one mile west of State Road 285 near DeFuniak Springs.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the fatality as Teodore Quiabua Gomez of East Brewton, Alabama.

Troopers say he was a passenger in a 1988 Ford SUV which was headed west on I-10 when the right rear tire separated.

The vehicle went into a spin, slid off the pavement and into the grassy median.

Gomez was thrown from the out of control SUV, which was listed as a total loss. The FHP says no charges will be filed.