Teens heading to cheerleading practice hurt in Baker County crash

FHP: Teen driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic


BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – Two teens on their way to cheerleading practice were hurt along with another driver in a crash Friday in Baker County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At 3:25 p.m. Friday a silver Pontiac Grand Am was traveling north on State Road 121. Troopers said the 16-year-old driver, Allison Theophile, and the 15-year-old passenger, Hope Fly, were en route to cheerleading practice.

A green Chevrolet Blazer was traveling south on State Road 121 when Theophile failed to yield to oncoming traffic and turned left into the path of the Chevrolet, according to FHP.

The driver of the Chevrolet, 30-year-old Amanda Perry, attempted to avoid the collision by slamming on the brakes, before striking the Pontiac's right passenger side. Troopers said the Chevrolet traveled off of the roadway onto the right shoulder, coming to rest facing southwest.

The Pontiac rotated counter-clockwise, striking a roadside reflector and coming to rest facing southeast, troopers said.

Theophile suffered minor injuries and Hope suffered serious injuries in the crash. Troopers said they were taken to Baker Community Hospital.

Hope was not wearing a seat belt, according to FHP's report.

Amanda Perry suffered minor injuries, troopers said. The condition of her passenger, Andrew Perry, was not given.

FHP said charges of failure to yield to oncoming traffic/making left turn and passenger under 18 not wearing a seat belt were filed.