Two people killed in accident on State Road 26 in Newberry


Authorities have identified the second person who was killed overnight in a crash on State Road 26 in Newberry near the county line.

Florida Highway Patrol has identified C. Castlen-Demurias, 20, of Newberry as the passenger who was killed in the rollover crash that took two young lives this Thanksgiving morning.

Garrett Crosswhite of Newberry, 19, was driving just after 10-pm last night when he went off the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle rolled over and struck a second tree.

High Springs Fire Department says Crosswhite and his passenger were trapped in the vehicle. Crews from High Springs, Newberry, and Alachua County worked to get the victims out, but Crosswhite was pronounced dead at the scene and Castlen-Demurias later died at Shands Hospital.