Crash kills Jacksonville teen, St. Johns County woman

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A St. Augustine woman had welcomed her fourth grandchild into the world just hours before she was killed in a traffic crash on the interstate in Flagler County on Saturday.

Traffic was still backed up Sunday morning as investigators worked the scene of the fatal crash.

A pickup driven by Roy White of Jacksonville was heading north on I-95 near Palm Coast Parkway before 5:30 p.m. when it drifted onto the shoulder, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said White, 38, overcompensated and swerved into the guardrail, launching the pickup into the air.

It careened into a Honda Civic driven by Pamela Taylor Thor of St. Augustine and then hit another vehicle. The impact ejected 17-year-old Michael Benjamin Chance Smith, a passenger in the pickup who was not wearing a seatbelt.

Smith and Thor did not survive, while White sustained minor injuries, troopers said.

According to her Facebook page, Thor's fourth grandchild was born just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Records show Thor, 56, worked for the St. Johns County School District as a community services aide at Otis A. Mason Elementary.

A woman found at an address listed for Thor declined comment to a First Coast News reporter.

No one answered the door at a residence listed in White's name.


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