Crash Kills Ponte Vedra Beach Man
A 43-year-old Ponte Vedra Beach man was killed Thursday morning in a crash on U.S. 1 North near Nocatee Parkway, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A woman driving northbound on U.S. 1 in a 2007 Toyota around 7 a.m. Thursday, drifted into the median and swerved right and hard back to the left and into oncoming traffic, the report said.
Thoman Dantin was driving southbound on U.S. 1 in his 1997 Chevrolet pickup
the Toyota crossed into his lane, the report said. He swerved right in an attempt to avoid the oncoming car, but the Toyota still struck the left fender and driver’s side door of the Chevrolet. Dantin was airlifted as a trauma alert, but died, the report said. The driver of the Toyota was also injured, but the extent of her injuries was not available.
A 2-year-old child in the Toyota was not injured, the report said. The drivers were taken to Baptist Hospital South and Shands Hospital Jacksonville, but the report does not say who went to which hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, the report said. Charges are pending completion of the investigation.
St Augustine Record
St Johns County
May 14, 2011