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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Tucker Obie McCarty, a UF student from St. Augustine, died Saturday night in Columbia County when his truck swerved off the road and flipped. He was 21 years old.

McCarty was a junior majoring in food science and human nutrition. He graduated from Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine.

McCarty and a friend were headed back to Gainesville after a fishing trip. His friend survived the crash with minor injuries, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

A visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine. The funeral will be Thursday at Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine at 10 a.m.

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