St. Johns County, FL (June 20, 2018) – An accident took place this morning that left four dead in St. Johns County. The accident took place on State Road 206 close to Elkton, and Florida Highway Patrol officers were called to the scene to investigate.
The FHP said that the accident happened when the driver of a red SUV attempted to pass a semi-truck. In doing so, they struck a car head-on that was traveling on the opposite side of the highway. The driver of the red SUV was killed. All three occupants of the other vehicle died as well. The driver of the semi-truck stopped so that he could give an account of how the crash happened, as he witnessed it.
The crash happened around 8 a.m. and closed a large portion of the highway for hours. It reopened Wednesday afternoon. Troopers found out that the three victims in the second vehicle were from Florida but did not live in the area where the crash occurred.
A fire took place during the collision but the victims were not burned.
Accidents involving large commercial trucks happen every day on our roadways. In fact, about 120 crashes per day take place involving trucks. Someone dies in a crash about every 3 hours on our roads. You might wonder where to turn if you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents.
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