Child, adults injured in SR-16 crash; alcohol may be factor

ST. JOHNS COUNTY -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a serious crash on State Road 16 in the area of Lewis Speedway. Sgt. Dylan Bryan with FHP said two SUVs struck each other head-on around 10 p.m. Friday.

Sgt. Bryan said an SUV was traveling east on SR-16 at a high speed when it hit a curb, lost control and crossed over into oncoming traffic.

Two occupants in that SUV, James Hamlin, 30, and Terresa Tomlinson, 58, were airlifted to UF Health in Jacksonville in serious condition. A child also in the SUV has a large laceration at the front of her head, according to Sgt. Bryan.

He said alcohol is considered to be a factor in this crash, but results are pending.

There were four passengers in the other SUV. The two passengers in the front seat have serious, but not life-threatening injuries, said Sgt. Bryan. The other two were uninjured.

SR 16 was blocked in both directions at Masters Drive for hours.

Charges are pending, according to FHP.


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