Witnesses say car race led to fatal crash on University Boulevard

Jacksonville police say man drove into JEA pole

Fatal crash on University Boulevard (News4Jax)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man died early Saturday morning after driving a Chevy Camaro into a concrete JEA utility pole on University Boulevard South and Barnhill Drive, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office.

Witnesses at the scene told police it appeared the driver was racing another car about 1:25 a.m. before losing control and running into the pole.

The driver died at the scene. The second car drove off before officers arrived.

Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating the crash.

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