A wrong-way head-on collision in St. Johns County has left one person dead and five others including a child injured.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the collision between two pickup trucks which occurred at about 10 p.m. on Florida 207 at Brough Road near Elkton was caused by the wrong-way driver.

A 29-year-old Akron, Ohio, man was killed. He was among four passengers in a pickup truck driven by a 31-year-old Jacksonville man, who sustained minor injuries.

The injured passengers were two women who sustained critical injuries and a 2-year-old girl with minor injuries, the Highway Patrol said.

Highway Patrol say the wrong-way pickup truck driver, who was driving alone, was a 31-year-old St. Augustine man and he sustained serious injuries.

Troopers said both drivers and all the passengers had been wearing their seat belts, and the toddler had been in a child safety seat.

Comment from Anidjar and Levine:

Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This unfortunate accident happened in St. Johns County. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead and to the injured. Deaths and injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”

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