Deadly accidents over Northeast Florida this past weekend, Channel 4, News4Jax, reports two people died and two others were injured Saturday night in a car crash at Palatka Boulevard and Isaacson Avenue in St. John’s County. According to the FHP report, a 20 year old female was driving a Chevy Trial Blazer on Palatka Boulevard at 8:40 p.m. when a Ford pickup truck ran the stop sign at Isaacson Avenue and hit the Trail Blazer. Police said the crash caused the Trail Blazer into a ditch on the south side of Isaacson Avenue. According to officials, the 20 year old female was taken to Putnam Community Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. One of her passengers, was pronounced dead on the scene. The other passenger, a 21 year old male, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. After the crash, the pickup truck spun around and came to rest in the ditch south of Palatka Boulevard, police said. The driver, a 20 year old male, was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries. He is listed in critical condition. The investigation is still ongoing and charges are pending, according to police.
The Florida Times Union Reports that according to Jacksonville police, two men died from a high-speed crash on Roosevelt Boulevard. A 90 year old male of Devon Lane was turning west onto South Long Bow Road in the Ortega area when his Toyota was struck by a speeding Mazda sport-utility vehicle, police said. The 90 year old male was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died, police said Monday. At the time of the crash police said he may not have been able to judge the speed of the Mazda driven by the 18-year-old male of Davon Street. The 18 year old died at the scene after striking a power pole and his Mazda burst into flames. Court records show the 18 year old also had a $279 speeding ticket in July going 65 in a 45-mph zone in Atlantic Beach.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those injured or who died in these tragic accidents.