Pedestrian killed on Jacksonville's Norwood Avenue

86-year-old driver swerved to avoid man, struck utility pole

Crash on Norwood Ave.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian struck by a car on Norwood Avenue near North Shore Drive Friday morning has died, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Traffic homicide detectives said 86-year-old man was driving north on Norwood just after 6 a.m. when 34-year-old Ernest Singleton stepped out into the road.

The driver swerved to avoid hitting the pedestrian, but struck Singleton before the sedan slammed into a concrete utility pole, Sgt. Donald Washington said.

Singleton died at the scene. The driver was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with minor injuries.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said this was the 11th traffic fatality in Duval County since the first of the year.