A crash in Columbia County left one teenager dead and several other teenagers hurt Thursday night.
At 10:40 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said a car with five teens was traveling southbound on SW Tustenuggee Avenue, near SW Minnie Glen in Lake City, when it went off the road and hit a tree.
Troopers said the car then overturned multiple times, throwing a 15-year-old passenger out of the car. He died at the scene.
The FHP report said he was not wearing a seat belt. Another 15-year-old passenger was seriously hurt.
FHP said the 15-year-old driver and the two other 17-year-old passengers have minor injuries.
On Friday morning, Action News Jax spoke with the father of the teen killed. He identified his son as Nevaeh Highsmith and shared a photo of him with Action News Jax’s Jessica Barreto.
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