PRESS RELEASE: Early this Wednesday morning (approx. 8:44 a.m.) deputies responded to Longleaf Parkway near Keystone Corners Blvd., regarding a single vehicle crash. When deputies arrived they found a grey 2012 Jeep Patriot had overturned several times and an unresponsive male subject with traumatic injuries. The driver and sole occupant received emergency life saving efforts, however the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene at short time later.
No other vehicles were reportedly involved and speed is considered a factor in the crash, as the investigation continues. The driver has been identified as Austin Abood, 21, of Clay County. The cause of death is pending an autopsy by the district medical examiners office.