The driver of a car that hit a tree was thrown from the car while buckled in the seat.
Jacksonville, FL —
A violent crash on Mandarin Road leaves a driver dead. The driver was thrown from the car while still strapped in the seat.
Jacksonville Police say 21-year-old Alexander Pepple was driving a small red car heading south on Mandarin Road near Loretto Friday morning when he hit a tree and rotated across the road. This happened shortly before 3 AM.
Pepple was pronounced dead on the scene and the investigation is still ongoing, but investigators do believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash.