FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL MEDIA RELEASE TROOP – G

12/2/2012
DATE

9:50
TIME

AM PM

State Road 16 EOF First Street
LOCATION OF INCIDENT ALCOHOL RELATED? Yes

ST. JOHNS
COUNTY No Yes Yes Pend No No

VEHICLE # DRIVER: INJURIES: PASSENGER: INJURIES: HELMET:

1

2002
YEAR

Chevy
MAKE NAME

Camaro
MODEL

$ 63
AGE

4000
DAMAGE

SEATBELT IN USE? RELATIVE NOTIFIED?

Leslie Richard Newton
NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL

St. Augustine, FL
CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE Shands Hospital Jacksonville HOSPITAL CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE HOSPITAL SEATBELT IN USE? RELATIVE NOTIFIED? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Pend No No

FATAL

None
NAME NONE DR. MINOR PASS. SERIOUS N/A CRITICAL AGE FATAL

ALCOHOL RELATED? VEHICLE # YEAR DRIVER: NAME INJURIES: PASSENGER: NAME INJURIES: HELMET: NONE DR. MINOR PASS. SERIOUS N/A NAME INJURIES: HOSPITAL CHARGES: NARRATIVE: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL CRITICAL AGE FATAL HOSPITAL CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL AGE FATAL HOSPITAL CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE MAKE MODEL

$
DAMAGE

SEATBELT IN USE? RELATIVE NOTIFIED?

SEATBELT IN USE? RELATIVE NOTIFIED?

Yes Yes

No No

PEDESTRIAN: AGE FATAL CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE ALCOHOL RELATED? RELATIVE NOTIFIED? Yes Yes No No Pend

V01was eastbound on State Road 16 in the inside eastbound lane. As V01 traveled eastbound, it struck the center median curb. As V01 proceeded across the center median, the front of V01 struck several plastic reflectors and a road sign. After being struck, the road sign broke through the driver side t-top of V01 and struck the driver in the head. After the collision, V01 continued eastbound on State Road 16 and turned north onto U.S. Highway 1. Deputies from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office observed V01 on U.S. Highway 1 and initiated a traffic stop at McMillian Street. The driver was transported to Shands Jacksonville Hospital via ambulance. The driver suffered severe head trauma and is in critical condition. Next of Kin notification was made at 1:05a.m. on December 3, 2012, to Robert Newton, the brother of the driver of V01. The investigation is ongoing.

Tpr. S. Michael
CRASH INVESTIGATOR

Sgt R. Thomas
REVIEWED BY

Send completed Press Release to: JaxPR@fhp.hsmv.state.fl.us Or fax to: 904-301-3664

Cpl. B. Wood
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATOR

FHPG12OFF049668
CASE NUMBER

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