Memorial Day weekend got off to a tragic start after a woman died in an accident at Ginnie Springs Friday evening.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, the incident occurred at 6:30 p.m. A 45-year-old woman from Holiday, Florida, was standing in the bed of a moving Jeep when she lost her balance and fell out. The Jeep was towing a trailer that ran over the woman.
The woman was transported to UF Health Shands, where she was pronounced deceased.
The 53-year-old driver of the Jeep, a man from Dunedin, was uninjured.
FHP did not indicate any legal action against anyone involved in the incident.
Ginnie Springs, a privately owned camping and recreation area in Gilchrist County, has a reputation for raucous parties and accidents. Last year a 1-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle at Ginnie Springs. A Facebook group called Citizens for Holding Ginnie Springs Accountable, created in 2020, has more than 1,000 members.