Joyce Marie Taylor
Two Mayo men sustained injuries in a Saturday morning crash on SR 51 just south of 136 Street in Suwannee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Reports show that at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, Garrett G. Land, 26, Mayo was traveling south on SR 51 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with passenger Charles A. Williams, 31, Mayo, when a deer entered the roadway from the east shoulder. Land took evasive action by steering to the right and traveling onto the west shoulder. He then over-corrected by steering hard to the left and wound up on the east shoulder of the roadway where the pickup overturned and struck a fence, coming to final rest upright on the east shoulder facing northeast.
Land left the scene without reporting the crash and was charged with failing to report a traffic crash and leaving the scene, reports state.
Land, who was wearing a seatbelt sustained minor injuries and passenger Williams, who was not wearing a seatbelt was transported to Shands Live Oak with serious injuries. Damages to the pickup were estimated at $4,000, according to the FHP report.