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Speeding Auto Crash Kills Teen Girl and Seriously Injures Teen Boy

Brunswick, Georgia- A bad decision by a seventeen-year- old teen driver ended with one fatality, one seriously injured and now the seventeen-year-old is behind bars. This speeding Auto Crash has ended with tragic results. The young lady who died when his auto crashed was only fourteen. Glynn County Police clocked the teen on radar in his Ford Mustang traveling at 104 mph apparently, racing with a Dodge Charger on U.S. Highway 82. The Charger stopped when the police pursued the vehicles the Mustang attempted to elude police and continued making a sharp turn into a subdivision on Ratcliff Road. The patrol car was stopped waiting for back-up when the teen driver of the Mustang approached him on foot, scared he told the officer he had crashed his car on Ratcliffe Road and Williamson Avenue. The 14-year-old young lady Kylie Burgess died at the scene. Seventeen-year-old Armen Jordon had to be cut from the vehicle. He was transported to UF Health in Jacksonville, Florida. Armen Jordon from Ware County was a passenger in the vehicle. The crash occurred at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. The seventeen-year-old driver was taken to the hospital in Brunswick for evaluation. He has been arrested and charged with first degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, felony fleeing and eluding police, speeding and racing. This tragedy has affected so many families and friends the fourteen-year-old who will never experience the high school prom, college, marriage or children of her own. The greatest tragedy in all of this is the loss of this young fourteen- year-old. The teen who was injured will face a long road to recover physically and emotionally. The seventeen-year-old driver faces an uncertain future and will forever live with knowing his bad decision cost a young teen her life. The families will also suffer through this tragedy. Share this story and the facts below with your teens. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration speeding was a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2017. Tragically the bad decision to speed killed 9,717 in one year. In 2017 31% of male drivers ages 15-20 involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time of the crashes. During the same time frame 18% of the female drivers involved in fatal crashes were speeding. The number of speed related fatalities has decreased from 31% in 2008 to 26% in 2017. We must all work together to decrease the number of fatalities on our roads. Download the attached brochure. Read over the facts. Share it with your teens, the young adults in your life and anyone you know involved in risky driving. Learn More https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812687

Jacksonville Memorial Day Celebrations in our military town remind us to pause and reflect.  Memorial Day is a day set aside to commemorate the brave hearts who laid down their lives for our nation. To honor their legacy, take time to pause and reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day. We have links to Memorial Day activities a time to reflect and to honor our fallen soldiers, enjoy a little music, have fun in a Kids Zone and end the day with Fireworks. 

Jacksonville Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian accident in Jacksonville has claimed the life of a Brunswick, Georgia resident. Harold Martin left his vehicle that apparently broke down on Interstate 95 near the Emerson Street exit. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Martin attempted to cross the north bound lanes of Interstate 95 when a 2011 Mercedes C300 struck Martin. The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Martin died at the scene. We are saddened by the number of pedestrian accidents in our area. The victims include children walking to their bus stop, elderly attempting to cross the street, several have been hit-and-run situations and this latest victim was apparently attempting to get help after his vehicle broke down.

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