Mom calls for changes at Jacksonville intersection where 13-year-old son was killed in crash

Neighbors want traffic light after teen killed in crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A grieving mother says something needs to change at the intersection where her 13-year-old boy was killed in a crash.

Dylan Iszard died as the car he was in was hit by a Jeep while trying to turn from U.S. 1 (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) to the Interstate 95 on-ramp on the Northside.

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“I want to go back to sleep and wake up, and just, like, 'OK, it’s just a dream,” Angelica Iszard said.

Dylan was killed Wednesday night. Investigators said his father was in the left turn lane on MLK Parkway trying to get on the I-95 ramp when he was hit by a Jeep. Dylan's 11-year-old brother Christopher was also in the car, but Iszard said he’s OK. Dylan's dad is also OK.

“As soon as he started to go, the car began to speed up,” said Iszard, who believes the crash could have been prevented and is calling for change.

“Whatever they can do, do something different,” she said.

A stranger who lives in the area emailed the mayor asking for a traffic light to be installed so another life isn’t lost.

Residents say there are at least two crashes a week in the area.

“Anything where this can’t happen to somebody else,” Iszard said.

The Florida Department of Transportation said the road meets its standards but it will take another look into the situation after state troopers are done investigating the crash.