12-year-old boy among 5 killed in head-on crash, fire

FHP says a car, SUV and two pickups involved in Beaver Street crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said a 12-year-old boy was one of five people killed in a fiery crash Friday night in the Whitehouse area. A 9 year-old girl remains in critical condition. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

According to the the FHP report, a Toyota Corolla driven by 30-year-old Evelyn Tyson collided head-on with a Jeep Patriot at about 9:30 p.m. on West Beaver Street at Otis Road. 

After the initial impact, the Jeep caught fire and the Corolla came to a stop across both lanes of the road, and was hit by a Chevrolet pickup. The Corolla then slid into the side of a GMC pickup.

Two of the five people in the Corolla died at the scene, and another died at the hospital.

The FHP said those killed in the car included Tyson, Antonio Hardwick Jr., 12, Christina Davis, 35, and Thaddeus Sutton, 42. All are from Jacksonville.

Gloria Bunks, 9, is in critical condition.

The driver of the 2015 Jeep died on scene and the name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

The driver of the Chevy pickup had minor injuries and the driver of the GMC pickup was not hurt.

Troopers are investigating to determine if alcohol was involved and who was at fault for  deadly crash.