Nine teenagers involved in Gilchrist County crash

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 8, 2018

GILCHRIST COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Nine teenagers were involved in a head-on collision over the weekend, sending six to the hospital with various injuries.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday on NW 22nd Court in Gilchrist County.

The crash report states that a GMC Sierra and a Dodge Ram were both traveling in the center of a dirt road when they collided head-on as they were approaching a hill crest.

FHP says two 17-year-old girls in the Sierra were trauma alerted to UF Health in critical condition.

A 17-year-old girl in the Ram suffered serious injuries. A 17-year-old boy and another 17-year-old girl in the vehicle were treated for minor injuries. Three other teenagers in the truck were not hurt.

The driver of the Sierra, 18-year-old Dakota Simpson, was charged with failure to use due care. He suffered minor injuries in the crash.

FHP says all of the teenagers were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

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