4 teens involved in Middleburg crash


MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – Eight people, including four teenagers, were involved in a four-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Middleburg, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

It happened just after 6 p.m. at Knight Boxx Road and County Road 220.

John Tiedeman III, 16, was driving a Ford Expedition and had two teenage passengers with him, 16-year-old Kaine Avery and 15-year-old Craig Zacker.

Troopers said Tiedeman was traveling westbound on 220 and the driver of a Hyundai Accent was traveling eastbound, making a left turn onto Knight Boxx.

A witness said Tiedemann ran through a red light and struck the passenger side of the Accent, which was driven by 36-year-old Caridad Laucirica of Orange Park, according to the FHP report.

Laucirica had a 14-year-old passenger in the car with her.

Tiedemann's Expedition rolled onto the driver's side and continued to travel into a Ford Aerostar and Toyota MR2 that were on Knight Boxx in the right turn lane to 220.

Lane Spear, 36, of Middleburg, was driving the Aerostar and had Alyssa Carr, 19, of Middleburg, as a passenger.

Walter Collins, 59, of Middleburg, was driving the Toyota.

All drivers and passengers, except for Collins, were taken to local hospitals with injuries ranging from serious to minor.

The FHP report said Tiedemann would be charged with failure to stop at a red signal.