Single car accident claims Newberry teen’s life

A single-car accident along State Road 26 west of Melrose led to a Newberry teenager’s death early-morning Wednesday. 

The Florida Highway Patrol reported a 19-year-old man was traveling westbound on State Road 26 just east of Country Road 219A near Santa Fe Lake Park at a high speed at 3 a.m. when his sedan drove off the roadway onto the south grass shoulder, overturned and struck a tree. 

Emergency responders declared the man dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. 

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Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated.

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