Retired fireman killed in Northside crash into power pole
A 59-year-old man was killed when a car crashed into a concrete power pole on the Northside on Wednesday afternoon.
Police have identified the driver as Bruce Hedrick (pictured, right).
The crash happened just before 4 p.m. when a car left New Berlin Road on a curve between Cedar Point Road and Port Jacksonville Parkway and struck a pole.
Police said Hedrick was wearing a seat belt. Traffic homicide detectives were investigating speed and any medical conditions as possible factors in the crash.
All three roads were closed for a couple hours due to the crash, and there were some power outages in the area as a result of the vehicle hitting the power pole.
Hedrick was a retired Jacksonville firefighter who had been with the department more than 30 years. He was Fireman of the Year in 1998.
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