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Green Cove Springs crash snarls traffic on SR 16

7:50 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A crash Friday morning closed one eastbound lane of State Road 16 near the Shands Bridge in Green Cove Springs.

According to Florida Highway Patrol Trooper M. Donaldson, a black Volvo heading west on SR 16 crossed center line and hit a box truck heading east, sending it down a grassy hill on the shoulder.

A convoy of National Guard members who were in traffic and saw the accident, stopped at the scene and put out a fire before officials arrived.

FHP and the Clay County Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash.

Both drivers suffered minor injuries, which Donaldson said is a shock based on damage to the vehicles involved.

Donaldson also added the area is a problem, as three road side memorials are visible at the scene of the crash.

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