Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Clay County

FHP: Passenger manages to survive with only minor injuries


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a man was killed in a crash Thursday night on County Road 218 in Clay County.

According to FHP, 27-year-old Jesse A. Hernandez was driving southeast on C.R. 218 west of the Jennings State Forest at 9:17 p.m. when his Ford Taurus went into a ditch and flipped over. Hernandez did not have a seatbelt on and was thrown from the car. He died on scene.

His passenger, a 28-year-old woman, was able to crawl out of the car and suffered minor injuries.