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A head-on collision Saturday night in the Interlachen area left one woman dead and two men seriously injured, reports the Florida Highway Patrol. The collision on State Road 20 near Interlachen High School occurred around 9 p.m. when a Honda Civic driven by Sean Creamer, 38, was headed west on SR 20. FHP says Creamer tried to pass another car in a no passing zone and the front of his Civic slammed into the front of a Camry driven by Delvis Eason, 44. Creamer’s passenger Martha Scott, 53, was killed in the crash. Creamer as seriously injured as was Eason. All three were from Palatka. FHP said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
About 15 acres have burned in a forest fire that broke out Sunday in St. Johns County. Crews reported the fire was under control after St. Johns Fire Rescue and Florida Division of Forestry plowed fire lines. Source of the fire is under investigation. The brush fire was behind houses off County Road 207 near Oak Ridge and Hilltop roads.
A man is in stable condition after being injured Friday night in a crash at Hog Waller, a popular outdoor recreation facility in Putnam County. According to officials, two men on ATVs collided in the ATV portion known as 1,000 Acre Woods. One man was flown to the hospital after his four-wheeler was hit head on. The other driver reportedly had a broken leg.
Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at Town Center at Palm Coast in Flagler County to honor an 18-year-old killed in a shooting two weeks ago. People praised Curtis Gray, who was allegedly shot by Marion Gavins Jr., 17 outside a laundromat in Palm Coast. Former classmates and community members honored Gray, a talented track and field star at first Matanzas High School and later at Flagler Palm Coast High. They also were getting out the word against violence.
The Irish company Studio Media Group has bought Palm Coast Data from Amrep Corp. in Pennsylvania. Palm Coast Data is one of Flagler County’s largest private employers. Studio Media says it plans to invest in the company and take a 10-year lease on facilities on Commerce Boulevard. Palm Coast Data is a processing, online and contact services provider for publishing companies including Kiplinger financial, Smithsonian and New York magazine.
Interlachen High School seniors recently continued a tradition and a connection with Interlachen Elementary School. The seniors in caps and gowns came back for the annual Senior Walk through the corridors of the school many attended when younger. Elementary students were on hand to greet them.
And, drumroll please, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has named their new bloodhound. Sheriff Rick Staly announced Friday the boy bloodhound will be named Holmes. As in Sherlock Holmes.
This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.