Driver critical after crash on I-295

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The driver of a minivan suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash on Interstate 295 in Mandarin on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said the minivan rear-ended an F-150 pickup truck

near the Old St. Augustine Road exit just before 4 p.m., and the minivan veered into the guardrail.

The driver, 41-year-old Matthew Thompson, was flown to UF Health Jacksonville.

No one in the pickup truck was hurt.

The crash blocked several lanes of traffic.

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