Jirawadi Marie Battenhouse was only 19 years old when she accidentin the Flagler Beach area over the weekend. Jirawadi Battenhouse was heading south on Interstate 95 when she entered the emergency lane. Battenhouse was driving a 1998 Lexus ES 300; her vehicle struck the guardrail and then reentered the southbound lane of I-95 coming to a stop in the center lane just south of Palm Coast Parkway. The driver of a 2015 Acura failed to stop in time and rear ended Battenhouse . The impact sent Jirawadi Battenhouse and her vehicle spinning, she struck the guardrail before stopping. The driver of the Acura, Stephanie Finnell received minor injuries. Jirawadi Battenhouse died from extensive brain damage and a ruptured lung, injuries she sustained in the auto accident. The Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the accident, charges are pending. Jirawadi was a native of Flagler Beach, Florida, a photographer, musician and curator of Art. Please don't drive distracted be aware of vehicles in the emergency lane.
Brunswick Georgia was the scene of a fatal accident when a young Jacksonville woman was thrown from the back of a pick-up truck. The accident occurred Saturday evening just before 7 p.m. in the 1400 block of Reynolds Street. The Glynn County Sheriff's Office needs your help in their investigation if you witnessed this fatal accident. Megan Twist was riding in the back of a truck driven by her boyfriend Richard Robert Wilftang when she fell from the back. Megan Twist was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to UF Health in Jacksonville where she died Monday night from injuries sustained in the accident. Megan Twist was only 23 years old her loved ones are hoping for the truth about what happened to Megan. A memorial wreath marks the spot where Megan Twist was thrown from the truck. The police have many questions including a search for two Good Samaritans that helped Megan Twist after she fell from the vehicle. If you have any information please call Sargent Jose Galdamez at 912-279-2650.
An auto accident claimed the life of Kathryn Touchton yesterday in Middleburg. She was only 31 when the driver of a 1998 GMC Sierra plowed into the front of her Honda Accord Tuesday morning. Kathryn was driving west on CR218 near North Mimosa Avenue when the GMC truck driver a 45 year old Michael Michell heading westbound veered off the shoulder of the road and then crossed into oncoming traffic. Michael Michell a 45 year old from Macclenny is in critical condition. Kathryn Touchton died at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident they are trying to determine what caused the truck driver to crash into Kathryn Touchton. Friends and family share this deep loss of Kathryn "kind, beautiful, smart, funny and she had a heart of gold."
The mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando has shaken our nation with grief. The victims, their families and friends are not facing this devastation alone. The strength of our communities, the concern of our medical professionals and the goodness deep in the heart of Americans continues to shine in this dark hour as we unite to help the victims and their loved ones. The Orlando community has reached out with food for the victims and their families. One Blood was encouraged by the success of their blood drive in the aftermath of the shooting. The outpouring of concern has included large corporations giving monetary donations while golden retrievers were transported to help the victims and their loved ones with emotional healing, a long list of restaurants in the area are donating proceeds from their businesses to help the victims. Delta, Jet Blue and Alaska Airlines is offering free flights for the immediate families and spouses or domestic partners of the victims. Contact the airlines for details and exclusions. To the families and friends suffering with the loss of loved ones in this tragic event we join the voices around our nation, we are so sorry for your loss.