JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A driver as traveling north on I-295 near Alta Drive just before 4 a.m. Saturday when Florida Highway Patrol troopers say he lost control.

The Grand Marquis traveled onto the northbound grassy shoulder, and went down an embankment and struck a tree, according to troopers.

Matthew Brian Woods, 25, from Jacksonville, was pronounced dead at the scene, along with his passenger, 26-year-old Sandra Eighmie of Bristol, Connecticut.

Troopers say both Woods and Eighmie were wearing seat belts.