Jacksonville man, 28, killed after crash into light pole

Crash happened at Phillips Highway, JTB

Jacksonville man, 28, killed after crash into light pole

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On Sunday a Jacksonville man, Gabart Aleger, 28, was killed after his car crashed into a light pole at Phillips Highway and JTB, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Alegar was driving north on Phillips Highway and attempted to merge into the turn lane to go east on JTB. He lost control of his car and drove onto the median before colliding with a light pole, a police report said.

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The crash caused the car to catch fire. A passing driver stopped and pulled Alegar from the car, but he later died at Memorial Hospital.

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