Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Jacksonville’s Southside

Jacksonville Fire-Rescue personnel pronounced the driver dead at the scene.
Jacksonville Fire-Rescue personnel pronounced the driver dead at the scene. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man died early Friday morning after his SUV left the road and hit a parked vehicle, a utility pole and a tree on Forest Boulevard, off Beach Boulevard near Packard Drive.

A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detective said the Ford Excursion was headed south on Forrest Road around 2 a.m. at the time. JSO noted there is a fork in the road at the location where the crash happened.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Police are investigating if the man fell asleep at the wheel or if drugs and alcohol were involved.

A person at the scene who identified himself as the victim’s brother said the man was on his way home from work.


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