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Arrest made in deadly crash that killed elderly couple
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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — A local man was arrested Thursday in connection to a traffic crash that left an elderly couple dead in May of this year.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Sherman Calvin Braswell, 26, of Middleburg, is charged with running a red light, driving while his license was suspended/revoked, and driving a motor vehicle without insurance.

On May 19, a pickup truck driven by Braswell ran a red light going southbound on US-17 in Fleming Island and collided with a Toyota Camry trying to cross the street, according to Sgt. Bryan with FHP.

Both victims who died were in the car that was hit by the truck, according to FHP.

The victims in the Camry were identified as Louise Lyford Nee, 73, and Martin G. Nee, 74, of Orange Park.

Braswell has been booked into Clay County jail.

He is being held on $5,002 bond.


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