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 (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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