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UPDATED Jan. 22, in bold:
A Palm Coast driver side-swiped a bobcat tractor on Interstate 95 Sunday evening, causing both vehicles to drive onto the shoulder, through a screen fence and into a water-filled ditch, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The report states that Robert Lewis, 35, of Palm Ctoast, was driving a Lincoln Continental north on I-95. Eric Whyne, 45, of Miramar, was driving a Freighliner. Lewis said that he was taking evasive action to avoid “a non-contact phantom vehicle that was approaching him from behind at what he perceived to be a very high rate of speed,” according to the report.
Lewis was not under the influence of alcohol. The report originally showed alcohol was involved with Whyne, but the FHP later stated there was no alcohol involved. Both men were wearing seatbelts.
No charges are being filed. Whyne sustained minor injuries, and his vehicle sustained $40,000 in damages. Lewis’ Lincoln had $5,000 in damage, but he was not injured.
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Donations for children in need will be collected at Flagler Beach's holiday parade; and, a Grammy winner will be featured this weekend at Hollingsworth.
OUR TOWN: Sheriff graduates second class of 2013
Also: Let's hear it for the Matanzas Women's Club, which raised $5,000 for college scholarships; the holiday boat parade needs captains; and more.
No Shave November Contest
Locals have been growing their facial hair over the past month, but on Nov. 30, they reconvened at Woody's BBQ to pick the best beards and mustaches. November is prostate cancer awareness month and FPC's boys lacrosse team started a local no-shave contest with 30 participants. They raised more than $1,000 for Florida Hospital Flagler.