Deadly crash on I-295 northbound exit ramp to I-10, driver in custody after running, FHP said

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A driver is in custody this evening after crashing into a pickup truck that left one person dead during a tire repair.


Action News Jax broke the news just after noon on Monday. Traffic cameras showed a crash blocking lanes in the area. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said it was responding to a deadly crash on Interstate 295.

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A crash report released by the Florida Highway Patrol states that at 11:45 a.m., a black sedan driven by a 24-year-old woman collided with a pickup truck while traveling on the I-295 northbound exit ramp to I-10 eastbound.

FHP said the pickup truck driver was helping a tractor-trailer that needed a tire repair.

In what appears to be a chain reaction, after being struck by the sedan, the pickup truck then hit the two men attempting to repair the semi’s tire.

One of the two men, a 42-year-old from Jacksonville, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other pedestrian sustained minor injuries.

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Troopers said that after the crash, the driver of the sedan attempted to flee on foot. She was later taken into custody by law enforcement.

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