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By Ed Hall

By Ed Hall

Two more die at US 90/I-10; Lake City couple’s vehicle slams into tree at perilous exit

Edward Taylor (center) removed the 3-year-old from the wrecked car shortly after the accident.

Edward Taylor (center) removed the 3-year-old from the wrecked car shortly after the accident.

Two Lake City motorists were killed last week and their 3-year-old grandson injured in a two-vehicle collision at the I-10 interchange with U.S. 90, a location known for serious wrecks.

A bystander who saw the accident, Edward Taylor, also of Lake City, said he removed the boy from the 2002 Ford Taurus involved in the crash.

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US 90 & I-10 claims more lives

Perhaps the most irritating aspect of being in the news business (other than hand blisters from opening fan mail) is having to monitor emergency scanners.

It’s not as annoying as in the past when all the police traffic chattered in the background. Now it’s mostly confined to fire and rescue, and news organizations naturally have to keep an ear on the scanner for things like serious accidents and large fires.

Over the years we’ve grown accustomed to a call that goes something like this: Sanderson rescue and Station 70 — accident with injuries; US 90 and I-10.

When that comes over the air, it’s a cinch we’re not the only ones thinking, “Here we go again.”

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Injured when bike rear-ends car on 90

A Macclenny man was injured seriously the evening of July 3 when his motorcycle struck the rear of a vehicle in front of him on US 90 in the east city.

Trooper Justin Smatt of the Florida Highway Patrol said it is not known why Lonzie Johns, 47, steered his 1995 Harley-Davidson into the back of a 2005 Acura driven by Genie Taylor, 17, of Macclenny about 6:25. Both were eastbound at the time just west of First St.

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