Breaking News: I teen dead; 2 others critical in Oak Hill crash
Reported 1st by Headline Surfer, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper in New Smyrna Beach serving greater Daytona Beach, Volusia County & Central Florida via HeadlineSurfer.com
OAK HILL -- One teenager was killed and two others critically injured Wednesday night at the intersection of Maytown and Beacon light roads just outside the Oak Hill city limits, a Volusia County dispatcher confirmed just before 4 this morning.
There are few details on the 8:57 p.m. accident, but one thing is certain: One life was lost and the lives of two other young people hang in the balance.
"Oh my God, I know where this is at," Oak Hill Mayor Douglas Gibson told Headline Surfer after being awakened in a 4 a.m. call by the 24/7 internet newspaper and told of the location and limited details. "Our hearts go out to the families. These kids are dying way too young."
The Sheriff's dispatcher said one person was pronounced dead at the scene and two others critically injured were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach -- one of them airlifted and the other by EVAC ambulance.
There were multiple reports on Facebook of the fatal accident along with private messages sent to Headline Surfer's fan pages by those who knew the young man who lost his life and that a young woman may have suffered a broken neck. Headline Surfer knows who the fatality victim is, but is not publishing his name until it is released by the authorities.
One woman (name omitted by Headline Surfer) wrote her Facebook page: RIP (Headline Surfer excluding name). You are an angel now.
The poster added on her Facebook page: Okay I got an update on the teens in edgewater. My friends sister in law who is at the hospital says that (name omitted by Headline Surfer) is the one that passed away. (Female's name excluded by Headline Surfer) is in surgery and (male's name omitted by Headline Surfer) is in ICU. They think (male's name omitted by Headline Surfer) is going to pull through. So lets use the power of prayer to help these families find peace. Hug your children a little tighter.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-New Smyrna Beach / Sanford-Orlando metropolitan region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Headline Surfer® Publisher Henry Frederick, is recognized as one of Florida's top award-winning cops & courts reporters, who has received more awards for such coverage than any other reporter working in Central Florida. He's the top journalist in the Florida Press Club two years running with seven journalism awards for 15 breaking news and investigative stories, three blogs and top internet site. He's the only reporter to win awards for coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying as well as the subsequent George Zimmerman murder trial acquittal in Sanford. He's also won state, regional and national journalism awards for his coverage of cops and courts fear 8 1/2 years at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he witnessed and reported on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos and covered the civil trial brought by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's widow to keep his autopsy files sealed. Before that before he covered cops & courts for Gannett Suburban Newspapers / The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where he won a highly-coveted Associated Press Award for breaking news. Before launching the 24/7 internet newspaper in 2008, he was an award-winning city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette, in his native Massachusetts for two years, winning a national investigative award on municipal corruption. The first of Frederick's three books, for which he has secured publishing rights, is called "Creepy Ass Cracker" (840 pages, Xlibris), which will hit bookstores in September. His second book, "Wrestling ReWind," is expected to be published in January 2015. The third book is not yet titled.
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