Sparrow killed in car crash

According to a report received by Historic City News yesterday evening, deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit are investigating a single car crash involving a fatality late Friday afternoon.

Deputies responded to a vehicle that was on fire and in a ditch in the 1100 block of S. Volusia St., at 3:50 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1994 Nissan pickup truck was southbound on S. Volusia St.

The driver apparently veered off the road and overturned into a ditch before the vehicle caught on fire.

The victim was identified as Fred Sparrow, 77, St. Augustine. Sparrow was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy by the District Medical Examiner’s Office.

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