Sunday crash on Blackrock Road kills passenger

A single vehicle accident on Blackrock Road in Nassau County early Sunday left a Fernandina Beach man dead and the driver seriously injured, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver, Mary F. Leblanc, 48, of Yulee was traveling northbound on Blackrock Road at 1:55 a.m., according to the FHP report.

For unknown reasons, the 2006 Ford Fusion Leblanc was driving traveled off the roadway onto the northbound grass shoulder and continued traveling northbound on the shoulder, then overturned multiple times, according to the report. It came to rest on its roof between the road and the shoulder.

Leblanc was transported to Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. Daniel Ray Cowart, 48, of Fernandina Beach was fatally injured in the accident.

The preliminary investigation report does not indicate whether Leblanc or Cowart were wearing seatbelts. The Highway Patrol says Cowart's family has been notified.


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