Three injured in head-on crash

NEWS BRIEFS
Three injured in head-on crash
Three people remained in critical condition late Friday following a head-on car crash Thursday at mile marker 64.5 of U.S. 1, on the Long Key Bridge. Robb Cagle, 27, and Sarah Cagle, 29, both of
Goodletsville, Tenn., and Jessi Thornton, 19, of West Palm Beach were all flown to the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami following the 10 a.m. crash. The Florida Highway Patrol says Robb Cagle, driving a 2011 Nissan with Sarah as a passenger, caused the crash.
“Witnesses stated [Cagle ‘s car] was passing numerous vehicles as it was traveling south in the
northbound lane,” Trooper David Riso wrote in a report.
Thornton, in the northbound lane, “attempted ยท to avoid the collision by steering [his 2011 Kia] to the right side of the bridge and almost up against the concrete wall.”
But the two cars’ left fronts collided, with the impact rotating both and forcing them into the
southbound lane, where they came to a rest. Combined damage to the two autos is $27,000,
Riso wrote.

Monroe County
May 21, 2011