Suwannee County, FL (February 17, 2021) - A teenager from Lake City was killed in a crash that happened on Wednesday, February 17th in Suwannee County. The accident took place around 4:00 p.m. on 39th Drive near the intersection with 286th Terrace.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the 19-year-old victim was traveling westbound on 39th when he collided with a pickup truck traveling east. The teen suffered critical injuries and died at the accident scene. The driver of the other truck was not hurt in the crash. There is no word on what caused the collision to occur. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
There is no additional information available.
More than 3,000 people are killed annually due to car accidents in Florida. There are numerous causes for these crashes and each accident must be carefully investigated. In many cases, the crash is caused by the actions of a negligent driver. Speeding, impaired driving, texting while driving, and reckless driving are among the main reasons for serious and catastrophic crashes. These negligent driving behaviors contribute to the loss of hundreds of lives on Florida's roadways each year.
We would like to extend our condolences to the victim's family following this tragic fatal crash in Suwannee County.
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