FHP: 23-year-old thrown from truck in crash dies


ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – A 23-year-old Lake Butler man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 236 in Alachua County.

According to Florida Highway Patrol investigators, Daniel Jenkins was a passenger in a Ford pickup truck being driven by Brandon Sabish, 20.

The two were eastbound on County Road 236 when a Honda Accord, also eastbound on County Road 236, being driven by Nicholas Coullias, 32, of Gainesville, collided with the rear of their vehicle.

Jenkins was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the cab of the truck as the vehicles traveled to the south shoulder of the roadway.

Sabish and Coullias were both transported to UF Health Shands hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Jenkins died at the scene.

The exact cause of this crash remains under investigation.