3 teens hurt in early morning accident

Single-car crash closed westbound lanes of Timuquana Road

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Three 19-year-olds were sent to Orange Park Medical Center after a single-car crash early Thursday morning on Timuquana Road in Ortega Farms.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jeremiah Jenkins was driving east on Timuquana Road about 4:15 a.m. and tried to turn left onto Catoma Street but was going too fast to negotiate the turn and struck a concrete pole.

Jenkins suffered critical injuries. His passengers, Codeon Chambers and George Williams, received minor injuries. According to troopers, none of the occupants of the car was wearing a seat belt.

The FHP report says charges are pending.

The westbound lanes were blocked after the accident, but police were directing traffic through the area and the road was reopened within two hours.

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