Deadly night: Florida Highway Patrol investigating 3 fatal crashes

2 of those killed were pedestrians

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating three separate fatal crashes in Duval County in just two hours.

The first crash happened around 10 Thursday night when a car hit a pedestrian at the Dunn Avenue entrance ramp on I-295 northbound.

FHP’s crash report shows a 78-year-old man was killed after he was hit by an approaching sedan. The man was walking in the center of the right lane on the entrance ramp. He died on the scene.

Less than an hour later, troopers responded to State Road 134 and Seaboard Avenue for another pedestrian hit by a car. The crash report shows a 62-year-old man was walking across State Road 134 when a car traveling eastbound on State Road 134 hit him.

The crash investigator noted the 62-year-old was not in the crosswalk at the time of the collision.

The third crash happened before a few minutes before midnight when a semi-truck hit a van, killing the 41-year-old driver of the van. The crash report shows both vehicles were traveling eastbound on State road 134 veering onto US-17. When the semi-truck changed lanes, the van rear-ended the semi.

Names of the drivers involved in the crashes have been withheld by Florida Highway Patrol, as is standard procedure.

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