Final Report Released on Jackson Co. Fatal Crash

The Florida Highway Patrol has released its final report on a fatal traffic crash that shocked Jackson County.
3 teenagers died when their car ran off of a dirt road in Grand Ridge and hit a tree.
The crash report gives us answers to some of the questions that have haunted the families and friends of the 3 victims.
On September 6th, 15-year-old Ted Jeter, 16-year-old Bo McClamma and 16-year-old Brandon Hobbs left Sneads High School and headed for Grand Ridge.
They were traveling along Sandridge Church Road, near the intersection of Murphy Lane, when the car left the road and hit a large oak tree.
Jeter and McClamma died at the scene, paramedics took Hobbs to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
The car, a 1999 Buick, was registered to Wayne McClamma.
According to the Highway Patrol's final investigation report, McClamma was driving when the boys left school, but somewhere along the way, he switched places with Jeter, who was driving when the car crashed.
State law requires 15-year old drivers to be accompanied by a 21-year old driver, which was not the case.
State troopers say the car was going between 60-and-65 miles an hour, about 10-miles over the speed limit, when Jeter lost control.
None of the boys had alcohol or drugs in their systems.
Troopers also say driving conditions were favorable and there were no known distractions or visual obstructions.
The weather was dry and clear.
They do say Sandridge Church Road had ridges in it, sometimes called "washboard" conditions, at the time of the crash, but no one knows for sure if that played a role in the crash.
The boys' classmates at Sneads High School have been raising money to build a memorial marker on-campus, and there is also a scholarship fund in their honor which will go to a member of Sneads' class of 2015.


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