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Four Dead In Three Separate Accidents In Eastern Putnam County

2:28 PM, Dec 19, 2011   |    comments
  • Two died in accident where this Honda Civic was destroyed after hitting two pine trees.
  • Highway 308 closed for hours after accident, power out in the area
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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- It was a deadly night in Putnam County Saturday.

Four people died in three separate car crashes.

According to Hancel Woods a spokesperson with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, just before 10 p.m. Saturday, a 42-year-old woman from Satsuma died when her car rolled over.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a vehicle traveling east on Sisco Road and Lake failed to make a turn and drove off the south shoulder. When the driver overcorrected, the vehicle spun and flipped four or five times. 

The driver and passenger were both ejected through the windows. The passenger, Kristin Pelfrey, 42, died. The driver sustained serious injuries.

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, there was another fatal crash.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, it on U.S. 17 and Troupe Road 55-year-old Randy Joseph Pratt from San Mateo was hit and killed.

Initially, Pratt put his motorcycle down. His girlfriend, Joan Mooney was trapped underneath, and Pratt began trying to divert traffic away from the motorcycle and Mooney, the report said.

However, a car hit PrattAccording to the FHP, the driver of the car, Adrian Ortiz, did not stop, and was later found at an abandoned home and was arrested.

Mooney was not hurt and the motorcycle was not damaged.

Minutes after that crash, in another deadly crash two men died in a wreck on County Road 308 near the Georgetown Shortcut in eastern Putnam County.

One car was involved, a Honda Civic.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Christ Gomez and Hernan Hernandez were in a car that was speeding, lost control, hit a tree and a power pole, then hit two pine trees.

Gomez and Hernandez died at the scene.

Power was out in the area. County Road 308 was closed for several hours.

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