ST. JOHNS COUNTY- One person is dead after an accident on State Road 16 at Murabella Parkway near World Golf Village Sunday evening.
The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the victim who died as 18-year-old Griffin Moody of Ponte Vedra.
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Five others were taken to local hospitals including two who were airlifted, St. Johns County Fire Rescue says.
Investigators say Moody was a passenger in a car traveling west on State Road 16 when it slowed down to make a turn. Troopers say the driver of that car failed to see an oncoming vehicle, who hit the car on its right side.
The accident happened just after 8 p.m. Fire rescue workers had to pull several people out of the wreck.
It has been revealed that Moody recently graduated from Allen D. Nease High School. The three passengers, Mary and Claire Crean and Meghan Theobald were in their senior year.
The St. Johns County School District has said Crisis Team members will be available at Nease High School for both students and staff that have been affected by this tragedy.