By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A single vehicle, single occupant crash on SR 51 claimed the life of an 19-year-old Mayo girl, who attended North Florida Community College on Thursday, August 7 between 2 a.m. and noon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Danielle Nicole Ezell was traveling northbound on SR 51, just north of the Hal Adams Bridge when the 2004 GMC pickup veered off the roadway to the right, striking the guardrail. The pickup then veered left back across SR 51, struck the guardrail and vaulted over the guardrail on the west side of the roadway. The pickup traveled down into the ravine on the west side of the roadway.
Ezell was ejected from the pickup and was pronounced deceased on scene. The pickup came to a final rest in the ravine in an upright position. Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact Corporal Gabriel Keyes at 386-754-6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ezell is survived by her mother, Barbara Corbin and Jason Taylor of Live Oak; her father, Nelson T. and Michelle Ezell of Mayo; her step-sister, Brandi Bethea; step-brother, Dustin Bethea; her grandparents: Jimmy Corbin, Angie Taylor, Helen Gonzalez and Wayne Smith; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her funeral service was held Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m. at Airline Baptist Church in Mayo. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Mayo.