FLAGLER COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Nehemiah Gilyard has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday night vehicle crash in Flagler County, Florida.
Gilyard, 18, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Bunnell Sunday night.
According to reports, Gilyard was operating an SUV, delivering for Hungry Howie’s Pizza in the area of CR-302 near FL-100, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 9:20 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over before making contact with a grouping of trees. Reports say, the vehicle then caught fire near the Daytona North community.
Gilyard, a star student-athlete at Flagler Palm Coast High School, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gilyard, the son of Lewis Edward Gilyard Jr.–who died in 2013–was one of seven children, a junior at FPC who was on the football and track teams for the past three years, and was on course to notch scholarships in either sport. School is off today in observance of Presidents’ Day, but the track team was scheduled for a morning practice. The district had sent grief counselors to the assist the team, according to FlaglerLive.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Flagler County is a county located on the northeastern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,696. Its county seat is Bunnell. Created in 1917 from portions of Saint Johns and Volusia Counties, it was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway – Wikipedia.