Another Buckman Bridge crash brings back bad memories

by: Lorena Incl\u00E1n Updated:

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

As investigators work to identify to the body found in the St. Johns River following an early morning crash on the Buckman Bridge Wednesday, the incident is bringing back dark memories for friends and neighbors of Luma Kajy

She was killed when another car hit her SUV sending her over the guardrail on the Buckmann Bridge in 2010. 

News of the crash was a sad reminder for Kajy's friend and fellow parishioner Maureen Morales. 

"My children and I both when we go over it we say 'that's where Mrs. Kajy had her accident'," said Morales.  

A man who witnessed the crash called 911 and followed the woman who hit Kajy's car. The driver, Sasha Pringle, was later arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison for driving under the influence and fleeing the scene. 

According to Morales, more still needs to be done to prevent another tragedy on the Buckman Bridge. 

"I definitely think it's something that needs to be looked into being that it always seems to be the same kind of car that's going over," said Morales. 

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson said they're trying to notify the family of the man who died this morning. Once they do, Morales knows exactly what they'll be going through. 

"They just need to rely on their strength, their friends, their family, their faith," said Morales. 

Kajy's husband and two sons moved back to Michigan after the crash. Neighbors said they were too distraught and couldn't bear driving over the Buckman Bridge everyday.