Two Killed in Fiery St. Johns County Crash

The burned wreckage of this overturned vehicle makes it difficult to tell what model car it was. Two people died and two others were seriously injured in Ponte Vedra Beach early Saturday morning, January 21, when the 2005 Chevy Impala they were in crashed and overturned, causing the car to catch on fire. The single-vehicle crash occurred around 2:50 a.m. on A1A at Broken Pottery Drive. reports the Impala was heading north when, for some reason, it ran off the left side of the road, then ran back across the road and went off the east shoulder where the Impala hit a tree, rolled over, and landed on its roof where it caught fire. The 23-year-old driver and his front seat passenger, a 24-year-old male, both from Jacksonville, were trapped in the burning vehicle and both died at the scene. The two back seat passengers, a 22-year-old female from Hortense, Georgia, and a 24-year-old from Jacksonville, escaped but were seriously injured. One woman was airlifted to Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville and the other went to Baptist Beaches Medical Center.

Comments to the Channel 4 site said two girls from nearby Ponte Vedra High School helped rescue the two young women from the burning vehicle.

A1A south of Mickler Road was closed for several hours after the crash. Our condolences go out to the two young men killed. Let’s pray the two women survive their injuries.

If I was a family member, I would want to understand what amount of fault the driver shared in this tragic accident. His estate could be held responsible for compensation to the family members of the two young women for their pain and suffering, as well as medical expenses and the cost of rehabilitation. The Florida car accident attorneys of Farah & Farah will always offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your options to seek justice for the injured.