Victim identified in Clay County deadly crash

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A 20-year-old died following a fatal single-vehicle crash on US-17 near Decoy Road Thursday.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators said the accident happened around 6:30 a.m.

Jake Andrew Davis was driving south on US-17 in the outside travel lane when he lost control of his pickup truck and overturned in a drainage ditch.

Davis was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say Davis was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The southbound slow lane was shut down for nearly four hours while investigators processed the area.

Neighbors told First Coast News they didn't hear the crash, but that this isn't the first time a vehicle has crashed in the ditch. They said speed is a big problem on this stretch of US-17.


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