4 dead in 2 overnight crashes on Jacksonville interstates

2nd crash involved car going wrong way on I-95

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Four people died in a pair of unrelated crashes occurring on Interstates 10 and 95 between Thursday night and early Friday morning

The first crash occurred on I-10 westbound before Yellow Water Road about 9:40 p.m. Thursday,

Florida Highway Patrol investigators said a driver from Middleburg rear-ended a car and vehicles ended up in the median.

The 56-year-old driver and his 69-year-old female passenger in the car that was hit died at the scene. The 22-year-old driver who troopers said caused the crash had minor injuries. All westbound lanes were closed for several hours but reopened overnight.

The second crash occurred just before 2 a.m. Friday and blocked all northbound lanes of I-95 near the ramp to the Acosta Bridge for more than five hours.

Police said a car was going south in the northbound lanes of I-95 when it struck an oncoming SUV just before 2 a.m. Both vehicles caught fire and both drivers died.

So far, troopers have only been able to learn the identity of one of the two drivers.

FHP continued to detour traffic at Emerson Street, Atlantic Boulevard and Phillips Highway until nearly 7:30 a.m. when all lanes of I-95 were cleared.

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