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3 traffic fatalities reported in two separate Jacksonville incidents

Tragic accident kills a 3-year-old child

Crash shuts down on ramp to Interstate 10.
Crash shuts down on ramp to Interstate 10. (News4Jax)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three people were killed Friday night in two separate traffic incidents in Jacksonville.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an adult and a 3-year-old child were killed in a single-car crash. They were travelling east on Interstate 10 near Cassat Avenue. The vehicle veered off the road, crashed through a guard rail, and flipped over onto its left-side. FHP said the young child was ejected from the vehicle and the 32-year-old was trapped inside. The driver died at the scene. The child was transported to a local hospital, but died shortly after.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. and drew a response from Florida Highway Patrol, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The on-ramp from Cassat Ave. was shut down following was crash, as were lanes of I-10. The use of alcohol was not confirmed in this crash, but is being investigated.

Around the same time, FHP reported that a pedestrian was struck and killed while walking in the 9800 block of Baymeadows Road, near Southside Boulevard.

FHP said a Ford Expedition was traveling eastbound on Baymeadows road when the pedestrian did not use a marked crosswalk and improperly crossed the roadway. That person was struck and killed on the scene.

The occupants in the Ford Expedition did not suffer any injuries.