JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal crash that occurred on the Southside early Tuesday morning.
Sean Franke, 20, was driving his pickup truck westbound on Beach Boulevard when he went off the road and hit a post near Kernan Boulevard.
There were three passengers in the car with Franke. Dara Michelle Kusiv, a 20-year-old female from Longwood, Fla., was killed in the crash.
Franke, Samantha Kasten, 19, and Jacob Materia,19, were taken to Shands Jacksonville with serious injuries.
Action News has learned that Franke is stable, while Kasten and Materia remain in critical condition.
Kusiv's friends confirm she was a sophomore at the University of North Florida where she was active in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. The group is said to have been celebrating New Year's Eve together and were on their way home.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash and charges against Franke are pending further investigation.