FHP: 1 killed in fiery crash on I-295 near Herlong Road

Two lanes of I-295 at Herlong Road reopen after fatal crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A driver who has not been identified yet was killed Saturday morning in a crash on I-295 near Herlong Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said that about 4 a.m., a black Dodge Challenger was traveling southbound on I-295 -- north of Herlong Road -- when the driver traveled off the roadway onto the right shoulder and hit two light poles before the car burst into flames.

The crash report said the car kept going into a ditch and landed in a drainage outlet.

The driver died at the scene.

Two lanes of I-295 north at Herlong Road were closed for several hours for the investigation but have since reopened.