Driver in Bartram Trail High School student crash arrested

ST JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The driver in the crash that seriously injured Bartram Trail High School student Aubrey Thompson was arrested Friday.

Dylan Shaw, 16, faces two charges including one count of reckless driving, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. The charge is classified as a third-degree felony.

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In mid-October along Longleaf Pine Parkway, not far from Bartram Trail High, Thompson, 16, and Shaw got into a serious crash. A St. Johns County Sheriff's Office investigation showed that speed was a factor. Shaw had serious injuries and Thompson had critical injuries.

Shaw told SJCSO he was driving the 2006 Nissan Frontier in a pre-planned "drag race" with another vehicle and reached speeds over 90 miles per hour before the crash that ejected Thompson.

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After six weeks of therapy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Thompson returned Friday to his home in Fruit Cove. He spent 100 days at UF Health and left on Jan. 24 to begin an intense rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center.


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