• Woman hit by car in wrong-way crash in St. Johns County

    By: Amber Krycka , Action News Jax

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    ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A local woman is recovering after a wrong-way driver slammed into her car. 

    Dash camera video shows a car driving on the wrong side of U.S. 1 Thursday night. 

    "I'm just glad nobody got hurt. It was definitely something you don't see every day," said Caitlin Black.

    Minutes before the crash, Black said she noticed the man driving on the wrong side of the road and called 911. 
      
    "We kept trying to flash lights, trying to warn people on the other side. He almost hit a bunch of people," Black said. 

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    She followed the driver with her dash camera on, and she said she continued flashing her lights for about a mile-and-a-half until he crashed into a car. 
     
    "Right as she was making a U-turn to get in the right-hand lane, he ran right into her, and basically crumbled her whole front end," said Black.

    A family member said the woman is sore, but is going to be OK. Troopers said the man behind the wheel is Roger Roth. According to the jail log, he's facing DUI charges.

    "The state trooper said it's a miracle that they're alive, that they were able to come out how they did," Black said. 

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