Automobile Accident in Columbia County Florida Leads to Death of Driver and Personal Injuries to Passengers

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A 21-year-old man of St. Augustine, Florida, tragically died after his involvement in a single-vehicle crash in Columbia County. The 21-year-old was identified as Tucker McCarty. He was the driver of the Ford pickup truck involved in the crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck ran off the road for unknown reasons, hit a mailbox and McCarty over corrected to the left, which caused the truck to rotate clockwise and flip onto its right side. McCarty was not wearing a seat belt. He was partially ejected from the truck, emergency workers pronounced him dead. The other passengers were also traveling inside the pickup. All three passengers, who were wearing seat belts, sustained minor personal injuries. For more read 21-year-old St. Augustine man dies in single-vehicle collision, not wearing seat belt.
Drivers are required to wear seat belts in the state of Florida. Seat belts reduce the severity of personal injuries as well as the chance of death.

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