FHP: Driver ejected, passenger also killed in head-on crash

Driver veers into oncoming traffic, crashes on Russell Road, troopers say

By Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - A driver and passenger, both 21, were killed in a head-on crash Wednesday morning in Clay County when their car veered into oncoming traffic on a two-lane road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on Russell Road just north of Old Blue Road, which is east of Henley Road in the Russell area of Clay County.

Troopers said the driver of the Honda Accord, Kaitlyn Kane of Richmond, Texas, was ejected, and her passenger, Troy Livingston of Green Cove Springs, also died at the scene.

The Accord collided head-on with a Town & Country van, troopers said. Two people in the van were taken to Orange Park Medical Center. The 54-year-old driver and his 43-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said Kane was not wearing a seat belt.

According to the FHP crash report, Kane was driving southbound and passed a vehicle ahead of her in a no-passing zone but when she returned to the southbound lane she overcorrected, veering onto the grass shoulder and then across the double lane markers into oncoming traffic.

Troopers said Russell Road is commonly used as a cut through for traffic. 

Previous crashes

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on Russell Road near Pine Hollow in December 2013.

In May 2016, a woman was killed in a crash on Russell Road at Watkins.

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