Friday, July 13, 2012

Clayton Burroughs Dead In Crash

Vehicle Overturns After Striking Three Trees

AVE MARIA, FL. -- Clayton R. Burroughs, 22 is dead after crashing a 1998 Pontiac at 6:12 a.m. Friday morning. Burroughs was southbound on Camp Keais Rd. 2 miles south of CR846, and was exiting a left hand curve, as the vehicle's right side tires traveled onto the west grass shoulder.

The vehicle traveled approximately 141 ft. and then re-entered the roadway, traveled into the northbound lane of Camp Keais Rd. and started to rotate counter clockwise. It then traveled onto the east shoulder and struck a tree with it's front, continued on the shoulder striking three more trees as it overturned and came to rest upside down in a drainage ditch which bordered the east shoulder facing south.

The FHP says a seatbelt was not in use, and an investigation continues for alcohol use as a contributing factor.

Burroughs was an Ave Maria University student athlete and studying business. He was working at the University for the summer.

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