JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three separate and unrelated crashes were blocking three major throughways around Duval County during the morning commute.
Drivers were advised to expect delays and allow for extra time due to the roadblocks and because many drivers will be using alternate routes.
The first crash occurred at 4 a.m. in St. Johns County on Interstate 95 southbound after Race Track Road, near the rest stop. A 71-year-old man attempting to cross from the southbound side was killed by an oncoming vehicle.
According to the crash report by FHP. The vehicle never stopped. A vehicle description was not immediately available.
All southbound lanes were blocked while responders work to investigate and clear the scene. The crash cleared nearly 5 hours later.
ST. JOHNS | Fatal crash on 95 SB near the rest area before CR-210 blocking all SB lanes. Plan ahead this morning, there will likely be major delays. US-1 is your best alternate for now, but will fill up quickly. For now, avoid this area. #PringlePatrol #FL511 @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/URZVM187xw— Lena Pringle (@WJXTLenaPringle) September 15, 2021
By 5:10 a.m., another crash closed all lanes of Interstate 10 eastbound in the Nassau County strip after the Baker County line.
The crash involved a semi truck and at least one person was rushed to the hospital. Drivers were advised to take U.S. 90 instead.
We reached out to Nassau County Sheriff’s Office for any possible information they could offer while FHP worked the scene.
Here's a look at this scene from 5:45 am. At this time, FHP says all EB lanes in this area are still blocked due to a crash with injuries. Take US-90 as an alternate! #PringlePatrol #FL511 @wjxt4 https://t.co/w7un0iuBgb pic.twitter.com/MfwNNE7mfo— Lena Pringle (@WJXTLenaPringle) September 15, 2021
A crash on Blanding Boulevard temporarily closed all northbound lanes of travel at State Road 23. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office alerted drivers to the closure at 5:20 a.m. All lanes reopened, however, at 6 a.m. At least one person was injured in the crash.
⚠️TRAFFIC CRASH:— Clay County Sheriff's Office, FL (@ccsofl) September 15, 2021
1800-block of Blanding Blvd. N/B lanes are blocked. Please seek an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/Ud6vVwKb5c
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