JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Reports from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office state that at approximately 5:17 p.m. Monday evening, the JSO Communication Center received a call from a concerned citizen stating a driver of a white pickup truck was heading northbound on Old Kings Road and driving recklessly at a high rate of speed.
A few minutes later, a single vehicle crash was reported, involving the same Chevy truck, at the 7300 block of Old Kings Road. JSO states that the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The vehicle caught on fire and the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. JFRD responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
At this time, the victim has not been identified. No one else was injured and no one else was involved. Traffic Homicide Unit detectives are on-scene investigating the incident.
This marks the 153rd traffic fatality in Duval County this year.
Old Kings Road is currently closed from Prichard Road to Mockingbird Road. It should be reopened in approximately a couple of hours.
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