JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two people are dead after a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided on the Southside Wednesday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Police were called to Eve Drive and Beach Boulevard after the truck driver pulled out in front of the motorcyclist who was heading west on Beach Blvd. The motorcyclist, a 26-year-old man, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, a 70-year-old man, died after being taken to a hospital.
The victims have been identified as Peter Hapsis, 26, and 71-year-old Nur Emin Emir.
Traffic was backed up on Beach Blvd. while emergency crews attended to the wreckage.