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One Killed, Five Hospitalized in North Florida Crash

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According to First Coast News, an 18-year-old was killed and five others were hospitalized after a car collision in St. Johns County, Florida on Sunday evening.

Two Passengers Airlifted to Local Hospital

The deceased, Griffin Moody of Ponte Vedra, 18, was accompanied in the vehicle by three high school seniors, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The teens’ car was struck by an unseen, oncoming vehicle during a left turn.

Moody was killed in the collision while five others involved in the accident were transported to areas hospitals. At least two were airlifted from the scene.

Moody had graduated from Allen D. Nease High School the year previous.

The wreck occurred around 8 p.m. local time.

Important Information About Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were 219 fewer people who were killed than there were in 2013.
  • Although there were fewer fatalities, there were nearly 25,000 more people non-fatally injured in 2014 than there were in 2013.

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