Portion of I-295 shut down following fatal multi-vehicle crash

Jacksonville, Fla. — An interstate crash involving two sedans and a semi has left a 23-year-old man dead and two others with serious injuries.

Shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, Florida Highway Patrol says a silver Hyundai was driving northbound in the southbound left lane of I-295 from Beach Boulevard. The Hyundai quickly collided head-on with a black BMW traveling southbound in the right lane.

Troopers say the BMW spun, colliding with a guardrail, and bouncing back into the right lane of the Beltway --colliding with a semi.

Both the semi and BMW reportedly traveled onto the right shoulder, through the guardrail and down an embankment.

The semi overturned, striking a tree.

The young driver of the BMW, who Troopers say is from Jacksonville, was killed in the crash.

Both the driver of the semi, a 48-year-old female from Hastings, and silver Hyundai, a 22-year-old female from Corpus Christi, Tx. suffered serious injuries.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, southbound lanes of I-295 were closed at Atlantic Blvd. and traffic is being diverted off onto Atlantic Blvd.

Drivers will be able to get back onto I-295 SB at Beach Blvd.

Samantha Mathers

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