St. Johns County, FL (July 13, 2021) - One person is dead after a car accident on Sunday afternoon in St. Johns County near the border with Flagler County. The crash took place around 1:30 p.m. on U.S. 1 at Faver Dykes Road.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene. According to troopers, a sedan came to the intersection when the driver tried to cross the center median. The sedan driver failed to yield to a pickup truck traveling northbound on U.S. 1. The pickup collided with the left side of the sedan, causing both cars to veer into the southbound lanes of U.S. 1. The driver of the sedan, a 53-year-old woman from Jacksonville, was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup truck and her passenger were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
All southbound lanes of the road were closed following the crash. Drivers were urged to find alternate routes of travel. There is no additional information available.
A reportable car accident in Florida takes place about once every 90 seconds and a fatal crash is reported about once every three hours. Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways, it is important for all drivers to use caution when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Unfortunately, a serious or catastrophic crash can take place very suddenly and unexpectedly.
Our condolences go out to the victim's family following this fatal crash in St. Johns County.
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