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3 injured after vehicle travels into oncoming traffic on U.S.17 in Jacksonville

5:16 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Three people were severely injured after a motorist traveled over the median into oncoming traffic on U.S. 17 at Collins Road Friday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Shanna Winter, 27, was driving a 1999 Hyundai Sonata northbound on U.S. 17 at 12:55 p.m. Friday when she veered over the median and was struck by a 2006 Dodge pickup truck driven by Rachel Clinton, 40, of Middleburg.

The accident critically injured Winter and seriously injured her passenger 35-year-old Taryea Jakes. First responders transported both Winter and Jakes to Orange Park Medical Center. Clinton also suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Vincent's.  

It's still unknown to crash scene investigators why Winter drifted into oncoming traffic. Charges are still pending as the investigation continues, according to an FHP report.

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