19-year-old critical after early morning crash
A 19-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in an early morning single-car crash Wednesday, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Christopher Elekes was driving west on Roberts Road at the intersection of Greenfield Drive in northwest St. Johns County about 12:15 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road.
The car struck a utility pole and came to rest on the sidewalk.
Elekes was flown to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but speed was a factor, deputies said.
They said it did not appear that Elekes was wearing a seat belt.
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