FHP: Teen killed in head-on crash off State Road 16

Another teen driving car was seriously injured

Fatal crash on State Road 16 in St. Johns County
Fatal crash on State Road 16 in St. Johns County (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A 17-year-old Clay County boy was killed Friday night in a head-on crash on State Road 16 at Francis Road in St. Johns County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Middleburg teen was a passenger in a car driven by a 16-year-old boy, also from Middleburg, the FHP report showed.

According to the crash report, the 16-year-old driving on State Road 16 about 8:15 p.m. Friday ignored the right of way of a pickup truck at the intersection with Francis Road.

The resulting head-on crash killed the 17-year-old passenger of the car and seriously injured the 16-year-old driver.

Both teens were wearing seat belts.

The 42-year-old woman driving the pick-up was not injured, according to the report. She was also wearing her seat belt.

All lanes of SR-16 between I-95 and Pacetti Road were blocked in both directions while troopers investigated the crash.

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