JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that a child is dead after an overnight crash on I-95 in Duval County.
According to the crash report, at around midnight Friday, a sedan and truck tractor were headed southbound on I-95 at mile marker 364 within an active construction zone. The sedan was approaching the truck tractor from behind, and the driver didn’t slow down or stop in time to prevent a crash.
The front of the sedan hit the back of the tractor truck. Both vehicles came to their final rest blocking the right and center lanes, facing south.
The 25-year-old man driving the sedan suffered critical injuries and the 9-year-old girl in the car with him died. The 38-year-old man driving the truck tractor was uninjured.
Traffic was rerouted onto Pecan Park Road, but the road is now clear. FHP said the investigation is ongoing.
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