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Three injured after Jeep hits St. Augustine Beach home

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. -- A driver is on life support at Shands Jacksonville after slamming his Jeep into a home around 2 a.m. Monday.

The diver of Jeep, Grant Ness, 34 of St. Augustine, is in critical condition with severe head trauma, according to Traffic Homicide Investigator J.D. McGinnis with the sheriff's office.

Ness was not wearing a seat-belt at the time of the accident.

Deputy J.D. McGinnis with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. 

The accident happened at a home on Hydrangea Street in St. Augustine Beach. McGinnis said the Jeep plowed through a fence and hit an SUV parked in the driveway before going through the home's master bedroom.

Brian Hubbel, 36, and his girlfriend Jennifer Lyles, 33, were asleep in the room at the time, McGinnis said. Both of them were initially taken to Flagler Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.  

As of just after 12:30 p.m., Hubbel's condition was fair, according to Gina McLean with Flagler Hospital.

Currently, the home is unlivable. Crews had to shut off power and gas to the house because of the extensive damage. According to McGinnis, Hubbel's parents own the house and came from St. Augustine Beach to assess its condition. A roommate sharing the house with Hubble and Lyles is now staying somewhere else. 


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