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Trash thrown on interstate leads to crash with severe injuries

Troopers say 2 people were injured in a crash Sunday after they took action to avoid trash being thrown from a pickup. (Rhonda Zeitz Taylor Knott)
Troopers say 2 people were injured in a crash Sunday after they took action to avoid trash being thrown from a pickup. (Rhonda Zeitz Taylor Knott)
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Updated: 11/11/2013 3:03 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Troopers say two people were injured in a crash Sunday after they took action to avoid trash being thrown from a pickup.
 
The crash happened Sunday afternoon near Pitchard Road along Interstate 295.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports Cherish Sheree Marrs, 22, was driving her Honda Accord northbound when an occupant of a red pickup truck decided to start throwing trash out the window.

The flying trash forced Marrs to try to steer away from the pickup, but she ended up hitting the truck and eventually overturning, troopers say.

The report states Marrs’ passenger, Danielle Renee General, 23, was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to UF Health in serious condition.

Marrs was also taken to the UF Health Jacksonville and was last reported to be in critical condition.

Law enforcement is currently looking for the red pickup involved in the crash.

The truck could have damage to the right side and was reported to have a decal on the back window reading "Salt Life.”

Anyone with information on the crash or the wanted vehicle is urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 904-694-4000.
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biblelady2 - 11/24/2013 1:25 PM
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I'm sorry to hear this happening. I see road hazards all the time, here in my hometown: boxes, tires, bags of trash, metal, glass, mattresses, all kinds of objects, just lying in the road. Very frightening to be driving at night, and come up on one of these dangers.

Dreads - 11/11/2013 4:09 PM
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Stupid people. I see it all the time, people throwing trash out of car windows.. That's why Jacksonville is the dirtiest city (litter)Ive ever been in. I hope they catch them.

Lulu2013 - 11/11/2013 7:11 AM
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What kind of red pickup? Full size or smaller? Not wearing seatbelts? Please wear your seatbelts, everyone! You may not like it, but your family will thank you!
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