FHP: 1 dead, 3 injured in Satsuma crash

Mother makes plea for 3-year-old boy critically injured in crash


SATSUMA, Fla. – One man died and three people, including a toddler, were injured Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Satsuma, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said a pickup driven by 80-year-old Gary Paul Rummel, 80, was heading south on County Road 309 just north of Shell Harbour Road just after 7 p.m. when it crossed the center line and hit a Dodge Challenger going northbound.

A passenger in the car, Robert Elliott, 55, of Welaka, died at the scene. Three-year-old Dominique Kemp was taken to Shands UF Gainesville Pediatric Unit with critical injuries.

The driver, Heather Ann Tinsley, 33, was taken to Shands UF Gainesville with serious injuries.

Rummel, whose pickup truck ended up hitting some trees and landing in a deep ditch, was taken to Shands UF Gainesville as well with serious injuries.

According to the FHP report, charges are pending.

The family of the toddler has posted a GoFundMe page asking for help paying his medical expenses.

"My son is a fighter and he is my little hulk man. Please share and pray for my baby boy," Heather Tinsley wrote on the GoFundMe post.