JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE: The teens were suspected to have been racing in excessive speeds, JSO says. The driver, 16, who was killed, hit a tree and snapped the tree in half.
Two other passengers were transported with serious injuries. The Sheriff's Office is now looking for a description of other cars that were racing.
"At first, I had a little bit of panic because my oldest nephew just started driving this year -- 16, brand new driver, so of course your heart sinks when you hear a fatality, especially with a teen," said a woman who lives nearby.
She said, "It was just concerning in that there is a whole lot of speeding in this area and it's something that needs to be a little more enforced."
The vehicle(s) racing are believed to have been leaving Oakleaf High School when the crash happened.
Here is a statement from the Clay County School District:
One person has been confirmed dead in a crash involving multiple teens on Oakleaf Village Parkway, according to JSO.
The Sheriff's Office will provide an update at 4:30 p.m.
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