DESTIN —  A 30-year-old man from Shreveport, Louisiana died after crashing his scooter into a power pole Sunday afternoon.

According to a Facebook post from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the man was critically injured when he crashed his scooter into a power pole near 3705 Scenic Hwy. 98 around 12:19 p.m. Sunday.

The driver reportedly hit and embankment and struck a fixed object while traveling down the roadway, OCSO said in a press release. He was not wearing a helmet.

The man, who has not yet been identified by OCSO, was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center via helicopter where he was later pronounced dead, said OCSO spokeswoman Michele Nicholson.

Destin Fire Department assisted with the call.

OCSO is investigating the cause of the crash.

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