FHP: 1 dead, 5 teens critically injured in single-car I-295 crash

Driver ran off road, crashed into tree, troopers say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 19-year-old woman died and five teenagers were critically injured Friday night in a single-car crash on Interstate 295, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

Courtney Cox, of Callahan, was driving a Chevrolet Cruze south on I-295 just after 11 p.m. when she ran off the road north of Prichard Road just after 11 p.m. and crashed into a tree, troopers said. 

Cox was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. 

Her passengers, two 16-year-old girls, a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year old girl and a 15-year-old boy -- all of Callahan -- were all taken to UF Health Jacksonville with critical injures, troopers said. According to the FHP report, no one in the car was wearing a seat belt.

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