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S.R. 100 crash kills one


What emergency workers described as a head-on collision claimed the life of a woman at the intersection of S.R. 100 and Southeast 109th Street (Meng Dairy Road), Monday afternoon in Bradford County.

One witness to the crash, Christina Adkins, 21, of Melrose said she was following a maroon Plymouth Neon eastbound on Southeast 109th Street.  Adkins said as the Plymouth approached the intersection of 109th and S.R. 100, she was behind the Neon but some distance back, near the intersection of 109th and Southeast 21st Avenue. (Forsyth Road).  Adkins said as the Neon made a right turn onto S.R.100, it pulled in front of a silver Ford F-150 which was traveling eastbound on S.R. 100 toward Keystone Heights.

However another witness, Drew Taylor of Middleburg, gave a different account of the collision.  Taylor said he had been following the Neon in his Clay Electric Coop truck on S.R. 100 from near the Union County line through Starke until the crash occurred.  He said the Neon was traveling eastbound on S.R. 100 toward Keystone as it approached Southeast 109th Street.  He claimed the silver F-150 was traveling on the highway in the opposite direction and turned in front of the Neon as the truck made a left turn from S.R. 100 onto Southeast 109th.

Both wintesses said the driver of the pickup, who they described as a man in his 70’s, received minor injuries and was walking around the scene after the crash. Bradford emergency medical workers transported him to a hospital. The driver of the Neon was pronounced dead on the scene. A passenger in the Neon, described by a first responder as a 50-year-old female, was transported to a hospital.

Bradford deputies closed S.R. 100 between Southeast 109th Street and C.R. 18, routing all traffic west toward Hampton.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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