1 dead in fiery wrong-way crash on Hart Bridge

2nd deadly wrong-way crash on bridge in less than a week

By Ronnie Rodgers - Associate Producer, Jennifer Ready - Reporter, Erin Fisher - Producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - One person is dead after crashing head on with another car while driving the wrong way on the Hart Bridge on Sunday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Jacksonville firefighters responded to the wreck just before midnight, saying at least one person was trapped inside a car and it was on fire. 

According to the FHP report, a woman driving a red Jeep Wrangler was traveling northbound on the Hart Bridge in the southbound lanes when she collided head on with a Silver Nissan Xterra.

The driver of the Jeep Wrangler died at the scene. Authorities are not releasing her identity until her next of kin is notified.

Photo courtesy: Jacksonville Fire Rescue

The driver of the Nissan Xterra, Joshua Brooks, 28, of Fleming Island, was transported to Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

All lanes were closed as FHP investigated the crash, but have since reopened.

This is the second deadly wrong-way crash on the Hart Bridge in less than a week. 

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