White Springs man dies in one-car wreck


Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2:49 p.m.

A White Springs man was killed Tuesday in Columbia County when he lost control of his car and hit a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Dead is Charles Ray Tidwell Jr., 52, FHP reported in a news release.

The accident happened about 12:30 a.m. on Northwest White Springs Avenue just south of Stephen Foster Drive, FHP reported.

Tidwell was driving a 1999 Nissan Sentra northbound on White Springs Avenue when he drove off the road on a curve and hit a tree. Tidwell died at the scene and was not wearing a seat belt, according to FHP’s report.

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