Hit-and-run crash in Jacksonville leaves 4-year-old dead

A 4-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Merrill Road near Rogero Road in Arlington late Saturday night.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says about 11:00pm, a light-colored sedan changed lanes and ran into an SUV, forcing it off Merrill Road according to witnesses. The SUV crashed into a telephone pole. The driver of the car fled and has not reported the crash to JSO. A 4-year-old passenger in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The SUV driver was transported to the hospital by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue.

Anyone with information about the light-colored sedan is encouraged to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or call Crimestoppers at 866-845-TIPS and you may be eligible for a cash reward. The car will likely have damage to the passenger’s side door(s).

April Davis

April Davis, News 104.5 WOKV

April Davis is WOKV’s News Director and Morning Co-anchor of Jacksonville’s Morning News on News 104.5. April joined WOKV in 2023 after more than 20 years as a reporter, anchor and manager at TV and radio stations in Alaska, Alabama, the Carolinas, Colorado, and Georgia.