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1 Dead, 2 Injured in Baker County Crash

Morgan Crider1 year ago

On Monday, June 22nd, a pickup truck spun out and hit a road sign, killing a 22-year-old Texan man and injuring two teenage passengers.

Details about the Baker County Accident

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck spun and hit a road sign on Interstate 10 close to the Glen Street Mary exit.

The Florida Times Union reported that the Texan man who died in the crash was named Cody R. Westbrook of Venus, Texas. Westbrook had been headed east on the interstate just west of County Road 125 a little after 5:15 a.m., when his Chevrolet Silverado veered. His pickup overturned over after hitting a road sign.

Two passengers in the truck, a 19-year-old man from Venus, Texas and an 18-year-old woman from Burleson, Texas, survived with minor injuries. They had been wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash and were treated at UF Health Jacksonville, Highway Patrol stated.

Cody Westbrook, who had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene after having been ejected from his truck. 

Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

Information below provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes lead to 1,333 deaths in 2013 in Texas. This accounts for 39.47% of all motor vehicle traffic death in 2013.
  • There were 767 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection in 2013.
  • In 2013, of all persons killed in vehicles 44.9% of individuals who died were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
  • 465 people died in crashes during 2013 that involved distracted driving. This is a 1% decrease from 2012.

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