By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Seventeen-year-old Amber Carpenter, of Madison, was killed following a two-vehicle crash at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, in Jasper.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Carpenter was a passenger in a 1993 Ford Explorer driven by Quanisha La’Shoun Jackson, 18, of Jasper.
Jackson and Carpenter were traveling east in the left lane of the Hamilton County High School Access Road, located at 5683 US 129, as Whoe Conn Roberson, 21. of Jasper was traveling south on US 129 in a 1976 Jeep.
Jackson failed to yield the right of way to Roberson and traveled into the path of the Jeep.
The front of the Jeep struck the left front side of the Explorer, causing the Explorer to be redirected in a southeasterly direction on the northbound lane of US 129.
The Explorer came to a final rest, facing in a northeasterly direction on the east shoulder of US 129.
The Jeep came to a final rest , facing southeast on the northbound lane of US 129.
Carpenter was riding in the front passenger seat. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jackson was flown by helicopter to Shands of Gainesville to be treated for serious injuries.
Roberson and the remaining passengers of both vehicles were all transported to Shands of Live Oak.
FHP Trooper Derek L. McClaren was the investigating officer.
FHP Cpl. Rodney W. Howard was the homicide investigator.