1 killed, 1 seriously injured in head-on crash

Cause of collision under investigation by Florida Highway Patrol

By Erik Avanier - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A head-on crash in the Cedar Hills neighborhood killed a man and injured two others, including a child Wednesday evening.

Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say Marshall Waldeck, 59, died from his injuries at the hospital.

Shane Dykes, 46, was transported to Orange Park Medical enter with serious injuries. An 8-year-old boy in his car also suffered minor injuries.

Troopers said it was a head-on collision on State Road 134 and Jammes Road around 6 p.m. that sent them to the hospital Wednesday.

Mangled metal, shattered glass and plastic debris could be seen in front of the Park West Emergency Room. 

Tammy Weldon and her son were on their way to a laundromat when they heard the crash.

"I was coming out of my apartment to wash clothes. My son and I heard the bang," Weldson said. "We looked to the right and saw a cloud of smoke.”

Then, she said she got a closer look at the wreckage.

"It was horrific," Weldon said. “You could tell that the drivers in both cars were seriously hurt.”

Jacksonville Fire Rescue said firefighters had to extricate at least one person from the wreckage.

Charges are pending, said FHP.

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