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6 people riding in pick-up injured in Putnam County crash

News4JAX file photo shows Florida Highway Patrol cruiser. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that resulted in serious-to-minor injuries for six young people.

Only one person was wearing a seatbelt in the pick-up truck when it drove off the pavement on Yelvington Road near Turner Road around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

A crash report from FHP says the driver, a 36-year-old Hastings man, overcorrected and the truck overturned on the roadway.

The driver, a 35-year-old Hastings woman, 22-year-old Georgia woman, and 34-year-old Loxahatchee man were seriously injured. A 25-year-old Texas man and a 21-year-old Satsuma man only had minor injuries.

FHP does not release the relationships of crash victims. Impairment was not listed as being investigated as a factor in the crash report. The report also did not say if any passengers were riding in the bed of the vehicle.

News4JAX asked FHP for more information. A response from Sgt. Dylan Bryan reads, “Impairment is one of many contributing causes that we look into with our crash investigations.”


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