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6-year-old child dies in a hit-and-run on Merrill Road, JSO is still investigating

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 7:49 a.m.- JSO told Action News Jax that its initial report that the child was 4 years old was incorrect and changed the age to 6.


Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is looking for a light-colored vehicle involved in a deadly crash.

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According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday night a silver SUV was driving westbound on Merrill Road in the right lane.

Witnesses told JSO that a light-colored sedan was westbound on Merrill Road on the left lane and changed lanes into the silver SUV forcing it off the roadway.

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The silver SUV crashed into a wooden telephone pole on the north side of 6800 Merrill Road.

JSO says the driver and one child of the SUV were transported to a local hospital by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

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Unfortunately, the 4-year-old child inside the SUV died at the scene.

The light-colored sedan fled the scene and has not reported the crash to JSO.

This is the 16th traffic fatality in Duval County this year.

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Anyone with information about the light-colored vehicle is encouraged to contact JSO at 630-0500 or call Crimestoppers at 866-845-TIPS and you may be eligible for a cash reward.

The light-colored sedan will likely have damage to the passenger’s side door(s).

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