• Fatal crash involving semitractor-trailer shuts down road in St. Johns County

    By: Action News Jax


    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.

    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.

    PHOTOS: Person killed in County Road 210 crash

    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. 

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