New Year’s Eve Accident in St. Johns County

AUSTIN, TX – A holiday crash took the life of an out-of-state woman and injured four other people. The accident occurred in St. Johns County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that Ashley Dubois, 22, a resident of Virginia, died of her injuries after being transported to the hospital. The accident occurred on New Year’s Eve on U.S. 1 at Watson Road.

According to reports, Benjamin Kaminski, 27, was driving northbound on U.S. 1. He was in the left turn lane and attempted to make the turn onto Watson Road. Natalie Fisher, 42, was driving southbound on U.S. 1 when Kaminski turned into her path. The vehicles collided as a result and went off the highway.

Kaminski was driving a Mitsubishi Mirage in which Dubois was a passenger. Fisher was driving a Mercedes SUV and had two passengers: Cathy Beckett, 67, and Samantha Beckett, 35. All three women were taken to Flagler Hospital and treated for minor injuries and released.

Kaminski was transported to UF Health Jacksonville with serious injuries sustained in the crash. Police are not saying whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor, but they do say that charges are pending.

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