Ooltewah men involved in deadly Ferrari crash at Florida beach

Jacksonville, Fla.
from WJXT

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WDEF) – An Ooltewah man has been killed in the crash of a luxury vehicle in Florida.

The 2019 Ferrari crashed in Ponte Vedra Beach, just south of Jacksonville just after midnight on Sunday morning.

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Local reports say the owner of the vehicle let two men from Ooltewah take the convertible out for a spin.

But the driver hit a curb and lost control.

The Ferrari then hit a power pole, a utility box and then some trees.

Both men were ejected.

James Richardson

42 year old James Richardson from Ooltewah was killed.

41 year old Jeffrey L Richmond Jr., also from Ooltewah, was hospitalized.

Neither was wearing a seat belt.

Traffic investigators are still looking into whether speed was a factor in the crash.

Richardson was a graduate of Ooltewah High in 1994 and was a sales representative at Roadtec.


Ponte Vedra, Florida