Fiery 2-car crash shuts down I-295 for hours

by: Samantha Dinon, Action News Jax Updated:

A car fire triggered by a head-on collision early Sunday in Jacksonville left both drivers injured and caused temporary road closures. 

The Florida Highway Patrol said a silver Chevy and red Ford were involved in the crash at about 4:40 a.m. on Interstate 295 near Baymeadows Road that caused both cars to become engulfed in flames.

The Chevrolet driver, 23-year-old Xavien Hamm, and Mustang driver, 32-year-old Jason Stefano, were taken to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

A family member of Stefano told Action News Jax that Stefano is suffering from several broken bones and a laceration to his spleen.

The southbound lanes of I-295 were closed for several hours during the investigation.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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