School honors Middleburg teens who died in crash
Luke Kennedy, 16, and Parker Rowley, 17, are being remembered as inseparable friends. On Friday, they were in a crash that involved a pickup truck on State Road 16. Monday night, members of their school -- St. Johns Classical Academy -- honored their lives with a candlelight vigil. It’s been a heartbreaking couple of days for the people that cared for and loved Parker Rowley (17) and Luke Kennedy (16). The two best friends died in car crash Friday.
FHP: Teen killed in head-on crash off State Road 16
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. All lanes of SR-16 between I-95 and Pacetti Road were blocked in both directions while troopers investigated the crash.