• Residents uneasy after another fatal crash on State Road 206

    By: Ryan Nelson , Action News Jax

    Updated:

    Four people are dead after a head-on collision in St. Johns County.

    The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the crash caused a subsequent fire, but the victims were not burned.

    The call for service came around 8 a.m.

    Investigators say the driver of a red SUV tried to pass a semitruck and struck a silver SUV head-on.

    The driver of the red SUV died, and all three occupants of the silver vehicle also died.

    All four were pronounced dead at the scene.

    FHP believes the three occupants were traveling from out of town, but live in Florida.

    Inside the vehicle, they say, were a male and two females.

    They say the driver of the red SUV appeared to be male but they could not confirm that.

    The crash closed SR 206 for hours.

    During the crash scene investigation, general traffic wasn't allowed to get close to the scene.

    Only emergency personnel and tow trucks were allowed to pass the troopers controlling access to the crash site during the closure.

    Neighbors are uneasy in the wake of yet another fatal crash on 206.

    A few hundred feet away from the crash scene we noticed a memorial marker raised in 2012 to honor the victim of a crash.

    Neighbors want something done about the loss of life on the road.

    Linda Curry drives State Road 206 every day.

    “We see a lot of people crash on 206,” said Curry. 

    That's what neighbors are concerned about.

    "It’s unfortunate because there have been several fatalities just in the past couple of years," said neighbor Kodi Langston.

    He tells Action News Jax he moved into the area about three years ago.

    "Everyone passes like this is I-95 right here," said Langston.

    Langston tells us he wants to see increased patrols in the area.

    “I think something needs to be done with the passing zones in this neighborhood,” said Langston.

    We asked FHP what its plans were in light of crashes in St. Johns County.

    Officials there tell us they're going to sustain their efforts.

    Action News Jax is working to learn more about the four victims in this crash. Investigators are still working to determine if alcohol or distractions were a factor in this accident.

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