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Five members of St. Petersburg's family out of hospital after fatal I-10 wreck near Jacksonville

Five young siblings from St. Petersburg who were injured in a car crash near Jacksonville last month have been released from the hospital and returned home Wednesday, relatives said.

The June 19 collision on I-10 killed Moses Hughes Jr., 49, of Wildwood, authorities said.

The van he was in was headed to Tennessee for a family reunion. Also in the van were Hughes' son, his sister, Andreana Woods, 46, her husband, Stephen J. Woods Sr., 48, and seven of the Woods' nine children. Stephen J. Woods Sr., was driving. The Woods family lives in St. Petersburg.

There were 11 people in the 2007 Ford passenger van when it was struck by a merging pickup, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The van overturned, ejecting several people. Hughes was pronounced dead at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

Among the most seriously injured was Moses Hughes III, 24, of Middleburg, the son of the deceased man. Hughes III remained hospitalized at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with broken bones and a broken back, relatives said.

Jessica E. Martin of Jacksonville, who was driving the pickup, has not been charged. Authorities are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, said Lt. William Leeper of the Florida Highway Patrol. Leeper said part of the investigation also involves determining if seat belts were used in the van.

The hospital released Stephen Woods II, 24; Rebecca Woods, 17; Lydia Woods, 11; Michael Woods, 8; and Anthony Woods, 6, family members said.

Along with Moses Hughes III, four others remained hospitalized. Still at Baptist Hospital Center in Jacksonville was David Woods, 13, who suffered pelvic injuries. Isaac Woods, 4, suffered a broken leg and remained at Shands, relatives said. Stephen J. Woods, Sr. and Andreana Woods are receiving follow up treatment in Jacksonville.

Five members of St. Petersburg's family out of hospital after fatal I-10 wreck near Jacksonville 07/01/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:23pm]
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