18-Year-Old Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash

Published On: Oct 03 2011 04:04:41 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 12 2011 01:14:29 PM EDT
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -

An 18-year-old was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Putnam County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said Blake Cone, of Pomona Park, was driving his Jeep south on Dumbarton Lane, a dirt road just south of County Road 308B, at about 1 p.m.

Troopers said Cone appeared to have lost control of his vehicle, causing the front of the Jeep to strike a tree on the east side of Dumbarton Lane.

After striking the tree, the Jeep rotated counterclockwise across the road, then came to a stop, troopers said.

They said the crash caused a fire in the vehicle, and Cone was unable to get out of the Jeep.

Cone was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt.

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