Victim in Buckman Bridge crash identified

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Officials pull truck from the St. Johns River when it went off the Buckman Bridge Wednesday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The victim in the Buckman Bridge crash has been identified by the Florida Highway Patrol Thursday morning.

William Maddox, 48, who was living in the Tampa area, FHP said.

Maddox was found in the St. Johns River after a Ford Ranger pickup truck went over the Buckman Bridge Wednesday.


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Investigators say the pickup truck went over the bridge when a semi-truck jackknifed in the southbound lanes, going toward the Mandarin area.  Drivers in the northbound lanes were looking at the crash and traffic slowed down.

The driver of a Toyota Scion, 21-year-old Andrew McPhun, rear-ended the pickup truck, sending it over the northbound side of the bridge and into the water, police said.

Police say Maddox tried to save his own life.  


Photo Gallery: Truck goes off Buckman Bridge