FHP investigating deadly crashes in Duval, Putnam, St. Johns counties


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were investigating three deadly crashes Saturday on roads in Duval, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

The first crash was happened early in the morning in St. Johns County on State Road 16 just west of I-95. Troopers said the crash involved a car and a motorcycle, and that two people were on the motorcycle.

Troopers said the passenger on the motorcyclist, Jolleen Ford, 42, of New York, died in the crash. The driver of the motorcycle had serious injuries.

FHP said around 2 p.m. that troopers were sent to separate crashes in Duval and Putnam. The crash in Duval County happened on I-10 eastbound at Hammond Boulevard. Investigators said someone drove off the road in their car and collided with a tree, killing the driver. He was identified as Eric Woods, 61, of Jacksonville Beach.

In Putnam County, FHP said a motorcyclist ran into a tree and died. It happened on Whirlwind Loop. The Highway Patrol did not immediately identify the person who died in that crash.

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