Elderly Palm Coast Man Is Killed in St. Johns Wreck, His Wife Is in Critical Condition
FlaglerLive | December 16, 2011
Richard Mayor, an 83-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was killed Thursday evening in a single-car wreck on U.S. 1 in St. Johns County. His wife, Carol, 78, is in critical condition at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
Richard Mayor was traveling south on U.S. 1, on the outside lane of the four-lane highway, just after 7 p.m. on Dec. 15. He was driving a 2011 Kia Soul.
He was just north of Shores Boulevard, in the area of St. Augustine Shores, when for unknown reasons, the car swerved off the highway to the right, grassy shoulder, where the car struck a concrete culvert. The car then went across a paved driveway and struck a tree on the front, driver’s side portion of the Kia, sending the car in a rotation until it came to rest facing northeast, on the shoulder.
St. Johns County Fire Rescue pronounced Richard Mayor dead at the scene. Carol was initially taken to Flagler Hospital by ambulance. She was later flown to Shands.
The Mayors live on Claymont Court South in Palm Court.