Keystone student injured in ATV accident


Telegraph-Times-Monitor General Manager

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— The parents of a Lake Region 17-year-old said the teen’s spine was severed in a Sunday afternoon four-wheeler accident, and he will likely never walk again.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that the crash occurred on Indian Trail in the McRae area.

The youth’s mother: Heather Reynolds, wrote on social media that Anthony Reynolds broke his back in the mishap, and surgeons hoped to repair the damage.

After the operation, the teen’s father: Eric Reynolds, reported the heartbreaking news: “We would like to thank you for all your prayers. Anthony has made it through surgery. Unfortunately, his spinal cord was severed. Outside of a miracle, Anthony will never walk again. We need your prayers now more than ever.”

When reached by phone on Tuesday, Eric Reynolds said Anthony, a student at Keystone Heights High School, would likely remain at UF Health Shands for another week, then go to a rehab facility.

“It’s a struggle,” he said when asked about the family’s emotional well-being.

The father added that the family will likely move from their current home because the structure is not wheelchair accessible.  

Michael Hoegler is organizing an internet fundraiser for Anthony at