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FHP: 1 killed in 3-car crash on A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach

Passenger of this Prius was killed and the driver is in critical condition after crash Monday evening on A1A.
Passenger of this Prius was killed and the driver is in critical condition after crash Monday evening on A1A. (WJXT)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – A woman was killed and a man suffered serious injuries in a crash the evening of Monday, Feb. 17, on State Road A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said David Sparrow, 74, of North Carolina, was driving a Toyota Prius south on A1A just before 7 p.m. when he attempted to turn left onto L’Atrium Drive. A northbound Lexus RX 350A struck the passenger side of the Prius where 82-year-old Sarita May was sitting.

According to the FHP, May, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, died at the scene. Sparrow was taken to Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.

The Lexus overturned and struck a pole and its driver was also taken to Memorial Hospital, but with only minor injuries.

A third car was hit with flying debris. That driver was not injured.

All northbound lanes of A1A were blocked for several hours as troopers investigated the crash. The FHP report said charges are pending.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash Monday night on A1A.
One of the vehicles involved in the crash Monday night on A1A. (WJXT)

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