Three Tragically Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on S.R. 100 in Starke, Florida
STARKE, FL. – According to a news report posted online at news4jax.com, three people were tragically killed in a wrong-way crash that occurred on State Road 100 in Starke, Florida. The news report states that a mother and son were among the victims of the crash, and authorities are still investigating to determine what happened.*
The accident occurred during the morning, close to Southeast 109th Street on State Road 100. Florida Highway Patrol, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, and News 4 Jax report that shortly before 7 a.m., a pickup truck of unknown make and model turned onto State Road 100 and began traveling west in the eastbound lane of the roadway.
It is not clear if the truck had previously been traveling on 109th Street or if the driver pulled out from a private drive. The report says that a witness at the scene saw the accident and observed the truck traveling the wrong way on the highway with no headlights on. The truck ended up crashing head-on into an eastbound Ford Fiesta. The cause of the accident is still not known.
News 4 Jax reports that the two occupants of the Ford were tragically killed in the crash. The driver was identified as a 35-year-old woman from Starke, and the passenger was identified as a 16-year-old boy from Starke. They were reportedly mother and son.
News 4 Jax further reports that the driver of the pickup truck was also tragically killed in the accident. He was identified as a 53-year-old man from Keystone Heights, Florida.
The collision resulted in State Road 100 being shut down in both directions for about four hours while crews investigated and cleared the wreckage. Florida Highway Patrol is handling the crash investigation, which is still ongoing. No further information was reported by News 4 Jax.
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