Driver dies after passing out behind the wheel

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Dewey Bernard Thompson, 49, was killed in a single-vehicle collision after passing out behind the wheel Thursday morning.

Thompson was driving eastbound on SR 100 around 6:30 a.m. in the 100 block of E. Moody Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

After Thompson passed out, the passenger steered the car into the Flagler County Library Parking Lot.

Before coming to a stop, the car collided into a guide wire and palm tree.

Troopers say Thompson died at the scene.

Investigators are working to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor.


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