Fatal crash caused car fire

A car caught fire at the intersection of US-1 and JTB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A car caught fire after crashing into the median at the intersection of US-1 and J Turner Butler Boulevard early Sunday morning.

The driver has been identified as 28-year-old Gabart Aleger. Florida Highway Patrol says he tried merging, but lost control of his vehicle and hit a traffic light pole.

Aleger was pulled out of the vehicle by a driver passing by. He was taken to Memorial Hospital, where he later died.