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1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Arlington

Northbound lanes of I-295 block at Merrill Road for 4½ hours

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was killed Saturday morning when a Mercedes SUV crashed on Interstate 295 at Merrill Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said there was only one person in the vehicle heading northbound when it crashed on a curve and struck a concrete barrier at 7:25 a.m. That driver was ejected and was dead when first responders arrived.

The FHP identified the driver as 55-year-old Brian George, of Jacksonville. The report said he was not wearing a seat belt. The crash blocked off all northbound lanes on I-295.

The vehicle was towed and all lanes reopened just after noon.

Map of deadly Arlington crash at I-295 and Merrill Road.

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