Driver dies in wrong-way crash on Beach Boulevard

An early morning crash on Beach Boulevard near South San Pablo Road killed a 28-year-old man. The car crashed into a tree in the median. The eastbound lanes of Beach Boulevard were closed but are now open.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who crashed into a median while driving in the wrong direction on Beach Boulevard near San Pablo Road early Saturday morning has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Around 1:40 a.m., a 38-year-old man was driving east in the westbound lanes when he lost control and slammed into a tree located in the median. Troopers said he died on impact.

When News4Jax crews arrived, the sedan was sitting on a tow truck, mangled with shattered windows.

Troopers said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash was cleared and all lanes have reopened.

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