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63-year-old in critical condition after crashing into road sign

11:02 AM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Emergency workers transported a 63-year-old driver in critical condition after they struck a road sign Sunday night.

Leslie Newton was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday near State Road 16 and First Street, according to a crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The report said Newton hit the center median curb before hitting several plastic reflectors and a road sign.

The road sign broke the driver side t-top, the report said, and struck Newton in the head.

After the crash, Newton continued to drive east on State Road 16 and turned north onto US 1.

The report said deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office stopped Newton's car at McMillan Street.

The report said the crash is alcohol-related and the investigation is ongoing.


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