Officers revise report in head-on crash


Published: Monday, January 7, 2008 at 11:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 7, 2008 at 11:41 a.m.

Officers investigating a head-on collision in High Springs last week revised their findings and reported the adult motorist, not a teenage driver injured in the crash, had been heading the wrong way on U.S. 441.

Both Susan Maxon, 42, and Brandy Henley, 16, remained hospitalized at Shands at the University of Florida following the Thursday morning wreck, according to police. Maxon was in serious condition while Henley was listed in good condition, the hospital reported.

The drivers' vehicles collided while one was headed north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 441, according to police. Officers initially thought Henley had been driving the wrong way but updated their findings late last week, reporting Maxon was driving against the flow of southbound traffic.

Witness statements and the position of the damaged vehicles, Henley's 2006 Suzuki and Maxon's 1987 Chevy Blazer, led to the preliminary findings, said High Springs Interim Police Chief Gordon Fulwood.

Last week, officers did not know where the two drivers had been coming from.

But officers had since learned Henley had been visiting friends in High Springs and was headed back to Alachua when the crash occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Maxon had left the Spindrifter Lounge, 1729 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., in Alachua shortly before the wreck.

Henley is from Alachua. Maxon had recently moved to the area, police reported last week.

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