5 Teens Hurt In Crash Near Volusia-Flagler Line

By on February 19, 2019 in WNDB News

Ormond Beach, FL – Five teenagers are in serious condition at two local hospitals this morning after the truck they were riding in struck a concrete utility pole near the Hunters Ridge subdivision.

The Florida Highway Patrol says it happened around 3:15 yesterday afternoon (February 18th) on a dirt road just north of Airport Road. That’s on the Flagler County side of the Volusia-Flagler border.

Troopers tell us at least one of the teens was thrown from the bed of the 2004 black Ford Ranger upon impact, hitting the ground.

Per FHP, the driver of the truck – 16-year-old Noah Deason of Ormond Beach – lost control somehow as the vehicle headed north.

At least two of the five teens had to be airlifted to the hospital while the other three went by ground ambulance.

The other passengers have been identified as 18-year-old Dalton J. Tyrcha of Ormond Beach, 17-year-old Sean A. Deason of Ormond Beach and 15-year-old Colin J. White of Ormond Beach.

FHP says the fifth teen is Robert Gerald, but his exact age and city of residence haven’t been made available. What’s also unclear at this point is if any of the teens were wearing seat belts or if alcohol or drugs were involved.

Gerald, Sean Deason and Tyrcha went to Halifax Health Medical Center, while the others were taken to AdventHealth, according to FHP.

Charges are pending the completion of the accident investigation.

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