Two young women, one a graduate of Northview High School and the other a student there, were critically injured Wednesday night (Oct. 2) when the car in which they were riding ran off a Gonzalez street and hit a tree.
According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Paige Roberts, 19, of Pensacola was driving a 2011 Chevy Cruze northward on Pauline Street, approaching Rusty Lane, around 10:30 p.m. Ashlynne Goins, 18, of Pace, was a passenger in the car.
FHP reports indicate the car “began traveling north on the east shoulder of Pauline Street” and “as a result, struck a tree.”
Roberts graduated from NHS in 2019, while Goins, who reportedly lives with the Roberts family, is a senior.
Both women were trapped inside the vehicle, which caught fire. Highway patrol reports indicate that each suffered “serious injuries and significant burns.”
Roberts was flown by medical evacuation helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, while Goins was taken to the same facility by ambulance. Both were later transferred to the burn center of USA Health University Hospital in Mobile.
Updates on their conditions were not available Thursday morning. The FHP investigation continued Thursday into the cause of the crash.