2 die after truck flips St. Augustine airport fence
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The driver and passenger of a Ford F-150 pickup truck died Friday night after a collision with a car on U.S. 1 sent the pickup over the fence of the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said a Toyota Camry rear-ended the pickup on U.S. 1 just before 10 p.m. as both were northbound near the intersection of Gun Club Road. The impact sent the pickup off the highway and through a ditch, which caused the pickup to catapult over the fence and onto airport property.
According to the FHP report, both the driver and passenger were ejected from the pickup and pronounced dead at the scene. Nathaniel Davis, 46 and Leslie Davis, 41 of Lakeland, Georgia were killed in the crash.
The Camry came ended up in the ditch by the right shoulder of the U.S. 1. The driver of the Toyota, 28-year-old Ashley Zurvalec, of St. Augustine, was not injured.
Charges are pending further investigation. It is unclear if the seat belts were improperly worn. The passenger's shoulder belt was found wrapped around the back of the seat.
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