Truck driver cited in serious crash on US 301 in Clay County

by: Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax Updated: Apr 20, 2017 – 6:32 AM A tractor trailer driver is facing charges after he caused a crash that seriously hurt a 63-year-old woman, troopers said. All southbound lanes of US 301 at CR 218 were blocked as the driver of a 2013 Honda CRV was airlifted to the hospital just after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday

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Troopers said the woman was driving a CRV southbound on US 301 in the left lane when a tractor trailer carrying steel cut across both southbound lanes from the Whitley Steel Co. parking lot.

Troopers said the 63-year-old driver of the CRV swerved to try to avoid hitting the truck. The front of her CRV hit the left back side of the truck and she got pinned inside the CRV. Fire rescue officials had to cut her out of the car.

She was flown to the hospital with serious injuries.

Troopers said the truck driver was charged with violation of right of way.

He was not injured in the crash.

UPDATE-All lanes blocked at US 301 at CR 218..police & rescue on scene Avoid the area ..@KaitlynANjax is going to the scene @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/V2MMe9D4cv[1][2][3]

— First Alert Traffic (@ActionTraffic) April 19, 2017[4]

TRAFFIC ALERT: #FHP has opened SB lanes on 301 at CR 218, just south of Normandy Blvd. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/zYD8Hc41ZH[5][6][7]

— Kaitlyn Chana (@KaitlynANjax) April 19, 2017[8]

JFRD tells us a person was in trapped and firefighters were able to extricate whoever was inside. @ActionNewsJax[9]

— Kaitlyn Chana (@KaitlynANjax) April 19, 2017[10]

FHP tells me it was a middle-aged female driver you had to be airlifted to UF health with serious injuries. @ActionNewsJax @ActionTraffic[11][12]

— Kaitlyn Chana (@KaitlynANjax) April 19, 2017[13]

FHP says it was a semi tractor-trailer from Whitley Steel Co. making a left-hand turn to go NB on 301 when an SUV collided into the backend.

— Kaitlyn Chana (@KaitlynANjax) April 19, 2017[14]

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  1. ^ @KaitlynANjax (twitter.com)
  2. ^ @ActionNewsJax (twitter.com)
  3. ^ pic.twitter.com/V2MMe9D4cv (t.co)
  4. ^ April 19, 2017 (twitter.com)
  5. ^ #FHP (twitter.com)
  6. ^ @ActionNewsJax (twitter.com)
  7. ^ pic.twitter.com/zYD8Hc41ZH (t.co)
  8. ^ April 19, 2017 (twitter.com)
  9. ^ @ActionNewsJax (twitter.com)
  10. ^ April 19, 2017 (twitter.com)
  11. ^ @ActionNewsJax (twitter.com)
  12. ^ @ActionTraffic (twitter.com)
  13. ^ April 19, 2017 (twitter.com)
  14. ^ April 19, 2017 (twitter.com)

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