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Medical issue contributed to death of Nassau County man in Jan. 3 crash

Posted: January 13, 2014 - 3:19pm

A 73-year-old Yulee man who crashed a van into the entrance sign at the Omni Amelia Island resort on Jan. 3 has died.

Investigators said a medical problem caused Herschell Abbott to lose control of the Ford van and hit the sign on Beach Lagoon Road about 1:05 p.m. The van ran off the road and crashed.

Abbott was hospitalized then died Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Dana Treen: (904) 359-4091

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