The driver of the van, 46-year-old Myrra Garabiles, traveled east on Interstate 295 at around 11:36 a.m. when she caused the crash. Garabiles changed lanes and clipped the vehicle of 18-year-old Pheang Kim, causing the chain reaction crash.
WJXT reports that Kim’s vehicle was sent across the median into oncoming traffic where he slammed into a semi-truck and an SUV. The SUV, driven by 72-year-old James Young, flipped over onto its roof.
The resulting collision sent the tractor-trailer crashing through the median and into eastbound traffic. The driver of the semi-truck, 59-year-old Christopher Kilgore, sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Kim and Young suffered from serious injuries and received treatment at Orange Park Medical Center. According to WJXT, officials charged Garabiles with improper lane change.
The following statistics on motor vehicle crashes in 2014 are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):