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7-year-old ‘serious’ after falling from back of truck on Beach Road (UPDATED)


The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has released an updated report on the Sunday afternoon crash where a seven-year-old child was seriously injured after falling out of the back of a truck.

Although initial reports indicated the child (whose identity was not released) was from Horseshoe Beach, the latest release from Trooper James Parker Jr. said the child is a resident of Steinhatchee.

Parker also named the driver of the truck, Jennifer Grace Haston, 28, also of Steinhatchee.

Additional details of the incident show that the child was riding on a toolbox in the bed of the 1990 Dodge Ram.

“The child leaned over thinking he saw a snake on the road and fell from the toolbox onto County Road 361 (Beach Road),” Parker said.

The boy was airlifted to Shands Hospital.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2.


A seven-year-old child from Horseshoe Beach was seriously injured Sunday afternoon, June 2, after falling from the back of a pick-up truck traveling on Beach Road.

The child, whose identity was not released by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

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