Man reported missing by wife dies in single-car crash


FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A man reported missing by his wife Sunday following an argument died in a single-car crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

At about 11:15 a.m., Vernell Dixon, 45, of Palm Coast, was driving southbound on State Road 11 when he drove off the road and struck a tree north of County Road 304, officials said.

Dixon had been reported missing by his wife at about 7 a.m. after he left their home following an argument, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said.

A passerby and an off-duty paramedic stopped to help Dixon, officials said.

Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene.