Man found dead on Collins Rd., JSO suspects hit and run

Man found dead on Collins Rd., JSO suspects hit and run

Jacksonville, FL. — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead along Collins Rd. in the Orange Park area early Sunday morning about 2:20 a.m.

Police believe the victim may have been struck by a hit and run driver.

“It wouldn’t hurt to slow down a bit,” Anthony Morales said.

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Morales has lived on Collins Rd. for nearly six years; the news doesn’t surprise him.

He says speeding has always been an issue and that it’s only getting worse.

“The traffic is real bad,” he added, saying that new development down the road is probably contributing to the speeding.

He says changes need to be made. “They either need to widen it or put up more signs or something.”

Police are asking the public for help identifying the person responsible for the crash.

For Morales, it hits close to home, “That’s a life that’s gone, probably could’ve saved it... It’s very bad that someone would do something like that.”

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