• 11-year-old dies after motorist refused to stop for Jacksonville police

    By: Action News Jax

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. - Family plans to donate an 11-year-old's organs after he died from injuries sustained during a car accident in Jacksonville, a GoFundMe page says.

    Maddox Wright, 11,  was severely injured in a multi-vehicle crash on San Jose Boulevard that involved a motorist who refused to stop for police, authorities said. 


    Photos: 11-year-old dies after car accident involving patrol car in Jacksonville


    The crash happened on Oct. 26. Officers said a motorist refused to stop for a police officer who was trying to perform a routine traffic stop.

    The motorist continued driving and crashed into two cars, including a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol car.

    Three children were injured in the crash. JSO said Maddox died on Halloween due to his injuries.

    The driver of the car has not been charged.

    “That doesn’t mean he’s not going to jail," Action News Jax Crime and Safety Expert Ken Jefferson said. "Sometimes there is a methodical process to make it a sealed case."

    According to a GoFundMe page reportedly for Maddox's family, he wished to be an organ donor.

    The GoFundMe page says the family is going to donate his organs "to save as many other lives as possible & to give him eternal life through others."

    The conditions of the other victims are not known. 

    A lawyer for a man who was in one of the cars the driver hit sent Action News Jax a statement:

    Mr. Patton was stopped at a red light when he felt a major impact to the back of his vehicle.  Our investigation is just beginning into this horrific accident  Our hearts go out to the victims, and we hope that the responsible parties will be held accountable."

    The investigation is ongoing. 

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