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2 men injured in three-vehicle crash in Baker County

Evan Barrett, 20, charged with violation of right of way

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – Two men were injured in a three-vehicle crash Thursday evening at County Road 23A and Copper Creek Drive.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Evan Barrett, 20, was driving north on CR 23A in a 2005 Jeep Wrangler, followed by Richard Dixon, 52, in a 2002 Honda Accord, as Anthony Bennett, 47, was driving south on CR 23A in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler.

Troopers said Barrett got into the southbound lane in an attempt to turn onto Copper Creek Drive, not seeing Bennett's Jeep, and struck the left front of it.

FHP said the impact caused both Jeeps to spin and Barrett's struck Dixon's Accord, causing the Accord to overturn onto its roof in a ditch.

Barrett and Bennet both suffered minor injuries. Dixon was uninjured.

Troopers said the road was closed for about an hour.

Barrett is charged with violation of right of way.


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