Teen dies in Suwannee County accident


Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

A 19-year-old Mayo woman was killed on Thursday when the pickup truck she was driving crashed into a ravine off State Road 51 in Suwannee County and she was ejected from the vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP said Danielle Nicole Ezell was the lone occupant of a 2004 GMC pickup that was headed northbound on State Road 51 just north of the Hal Adams bridge, which spans the Suwannee River at the Lafayette-Suwannee County line, when the truck veered off the road, struck and vaulted over a guard rail and traveled down a ravine.

Ezell was ejected from the pickup and pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

However, Ezell’s pickup wasn’t discovered until after noon on Thursday, so troopers initially could conclude only that the accident occurred sometime between 2 a.m. and noon Thursday.

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