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Tyler Tracy, 21, of Palm Coast, Is Killed in a Single-Car Wreck on U.S. 1; FHP Seeking Witness

| July 21, 2015

Tyler Tracy was proud of his truck. (Facebook)

Tyler Tracy was proud of his truck. (Facebook)

Note: The Florida Highway Patrol on July 21 issued the following statement: The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information on the whereabouts of a potential witness to this traffic crash. A passenger vehicle, white in color, was traveling eastbound on CR 304 at the time of the crash. This vehicle stopped within the intersection, and then proceeded northbound on US 1. If anyone has knowledge of any information on the possible witness and/or the traffic crash, please contact the Florida Highway Patrol at (904) 359-6572 or dial *FHP (*347) on a cellular device.

July 18–Tyler M. Tracy, a 21-year-old resident of Palm Coast and parent of a toddler, was killed just after midnight this morning when his SUV lost control and overturned on U.S. 1 near County Road 304.

Tracy was at the wheel of a 2002 Chevy SUV, with passenger Michael Neves, 22, also of Palm Coast, who according to a Florida Highway Patrol report of the wreck had been drinking. Tracy’s alcohol status at the time of the wreck is pending. According to the report, Neves was not taken to a hospital.

tyler tracy fatal accident wreck us 1 palm coast

Tyler Tracy (Facebook)

Tracy and Neves were driving north on U.S. 1 at 12:49 a.m. when “for reasons unknown,” the FHP report states, the Chevy swerved left into the median, then off the road before colliding with a power pole. The Chevy overturned, ejecting Tracy, who was not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle came to rest on its left side, top of Tyler, the report states.

The truck was one of Tracy’s prides and joy. “I seriously just had a mini melt down and got depressed [at] thinking about trading the tahoe,” he wrote on his Facebook page earlier this month. He featured the truck atop of his Facebook page and photographed it on innumerable occasions. He was recently married.

Aside from the Florida Highway Patrol, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Bunnell Volunteer Fire Department, along with Palm Coast Fire Police, responded to the wreck. It was the second fatality in five days on Flagler roads, following the death of a 40-year-old tourist from Texas on I-95 Monday morning.

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20 Responses for “Tyler Tracy, 21, of Palm Coast, Is Killed in a Single-Car Wreck on U.S. 1; FHP Seeking Witness”

  1. Annymous says:

    Palm coast fire rescue was not in scene, bunnell fire rescue was and was actually the first was on scene.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Palm coast fire rescue was not on scene bunnell fire rescue was.

    My prayers are with the family and all involved rip Tyler

  3. Jerome says:

    Yes. Why does that matter who was on scene and who wasn’t on scene. Obviously you are affiliated with Bunnell. So Kudos to you…..I guess. Prayers to the victims famiy

  4. LT. Richard A Kocik BFR62 says:

    The person posting as anonymous is not affiliated with Bunnell Fire Rescue, and I would like them to stop posting on this matter. The department as a whole share our condolences with Mr. Tracys family. And for all of our Flagler county residence, please drive safely out there. Thankyou.

  5. Gigi says:

    This kid and his buddy in another lifted Tahoe were just racing down SR 100 last week and almost rammed into my SUV with my two toddlers in it. Very irresponsible driver, and tragic that his toddler lost a parent.

  6. Joy says:

    Well said.

  7. Family friend says:

    Why do people have to put anything negative , this young man lost his life at only 21, he leaves a new bride, of only three month, and a 1 year old daughter, this is horrible for them,

  8. Anonymous says:

    It will certainly be even more tragic if it turns out that this young man was drinking and driving, which I sincerely hope will turn out not to be the case. If it is, perhaps the best way to honor him would be for those who love him to become active in MADD or SADD and actively join the fight against drunk driving. It would be one way to leave a legacy in his name that could save other lives.

    • Zack Smith says:

      Or join RID (remove intoxicated drivers) like I did when I lost my sister. It’s a great idea, whether he was drinking or not, maybe the person who cut him off was drinking. Either way, supporting SADD, MADD, or RID is a great thing to do in your community.

  9. Family friend says:

    HE WAS NOT DRUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you people would find out the facts before you open your friggen mouths, he was cut off by a white ford car, there is proof, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The police are doing an investigation , god help the person responsible for this horrible accident, karma is a BITCH

  10. Dave says:

    If only Tracy had his seat belt on, he could be here today with us. Please people buckle up, it gives you some fighting chance.

  11. Anonymus says:

    Family Friend, I agree that this is tragic. However, he should not have been drinking and then getting behind the wheel and not wear a seat belt regardless if he was cut off by another driver or not. That seat belt could have saved his life and as far as I’m concerned; anyone that has a family and decides to risk their life by not wearing a seat belt whenever they get into a vehicle, driving or not is committing a selfish act, especially when they’ve been drinking and it’s a fact that he was drinking before he got behind the wheel.

  12. YankeeExPat says:

    The three obvious conditions that led to this man death are;

    (1) Not wearing a seatbelt
    Seat belts can reduce injury and death rates by 50%
    Adults aged 18-34 are less likely to wear seat belts than those 35 or older
    Men are 10% less likely to wear seat belts than women
    In 2011, 58% of teen drivers killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt
    Teens have the lowest seat belt use of any other age group
    (2) Lift Kits on SUV vehicles severely change handling and braking characteristics to their detriment.

    (3) Over size Tires meant for off road driving do not provide the correct parameters for highway use as they also change handling and braking characteristics to their detriment.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The article doesn’t say it, but his friends did & so did Mr. Neves.

  14. His cousin! says:

    I miss you so much! I wish it wasn’t you!

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