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Niceville man killed in one-vehicle Destin wreck

Wendy Victora
wvictora@nwfdailynews.com
Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN -- A 38-year-old Niceville man was killed Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 98 in Destin.

John Morter was taken to the hospital after the 3:15 p.m. wreck and pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation but preliminary reports indicate that he was traveling eastbound and accelerated rapidly into the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Restaurant Road. He then lost control of the Ford Focus he was driving and struck a metal pole, according to information from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the crash.

Motorists reported extensive traffic delays in the area.