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FHP: Truck driver killed in I-295 crash on Northside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed in a crash on I-295 near Pulaski Road on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP Sgt. Dylan Bryan said the cab of a tractor trailer hit a barrier about 3:50 p.m., then the vehicle drove off the road. The driver, 62-year-old Robert Kirkland, of Waycross, died at the scene. 

Bryan said Kirkland was northbound on I-295 near Dunn Creek Road and possibly suffered a medical issue. He veered into a wall and then off the roadway into trees.

One lane was blocked for several hours on the highway for rescue workers and investigators.