The Florida Highway Patrol announced that Nancy Roberts, 75, is the driver who died after her 1999 Honda CR-V sideswiped a semitruck on County Road 210.
The crash, near the southern entrance of South Hampton on County Road 210 in St. Johns County, caused the road to be closed for hours Monday morning and into the early afternoon.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Repairs were expedited and took less time than first thought: CR210W is now reopened to traffic in both directions. DRIVE SAFELY!! pic.twitter.com/VNwrgUzi1m— SJSO (@SJSOPIO) November 21, 2017
Sgt. Dylan Bryan, with FHP, told Action News Jax that a blue SUV, driven by Roberts, crossed the center line and sideswiped the semitruck, causing both vehicles to spin. A third vehicle was then hit, the FHP said.
FHP said the truck driver and two people in the third vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Neighbors tell us the curve where Tuesday’s crash happened is narrow and risky for drivers.
Recent development in the area has also caused that stretch to become more congested.
“It does scare me, and the way the road curves is a big factor,” said Jacci Easterling, who lives nearby.
The recommended speed limit around the curve is 35 mph.
Using a radar gun, Action News Jax caught some drivers going close to 45 mph.
Action News Jax reporter Beth Rousseau is at the scene and working to learn more.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Units are on scene along with @SJCFireRescue at a vehicle crash involving a Semi and 3 vehicles. CR 210 is shut down in both directions. If you can find an alternate route, please do!! If you are stuck in this traffic, please allow emergency vehicles to pass! pic.twitter.com/ULB4bWG5NZ— SJSO (@SJSOPIO) November 21, 2017
Per @sjsopio TRAFFIC ALERT: A crash near the southern entrance of South Hampton, on CR 210, has caused road blockage in all directions. the road is closed as— First Alert Traffic (@ActionTraffic) November 21, 2017
responders are arriving on scene to address the situation. Alternate routes will
be necessary @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/Ikqj9jFb02
TRAFFIC UPDATE: If you are going to be traveling along CR210 today, better add some time to your commute. CR 210 is going to be 1 lane traffic into the evening. Road and Bridge is completing repairs of the road. pic.twitter.com/KBx8HQQibO— SJSO (@SJSOPIO) November 21, 2017
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