JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 31-year-old man and a child died and another child was critically injured early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Jacksonville Northside.
Police said a gray Cadillac SUV was passing over I-95 on Clark Road -- just north of Heckscher Drive -- about 1 a.m. when it left its lane, struck a guardrail and plummeted onto the southbound lanes of I-95 southbound and flipped several times.
The man driving was ejected and died at the scene while the two children were transported to a local hospital by Jacksonville Fire-Rescue. Police said one child died at the hospital and the second is in critical condition.
I-95 southbound was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. Police are still trying to learn what caused the SUV to swerve and crash through the guardrail.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said there have now been 170 traffic fatalities this year in Duval County.