JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person is dead after a crash at an intersection in the Lakeshore neighborhood on the city’s westside.
It happened at the intersection of Cassat and San Juan Avenues, shutting down roads in that area for nearly five hours.
Around 2:15 a.m. an SUV was heading westbound on San Juan Ave., at the same time a sedan was traveling southbound on Cassat Ave. when the two collided at the intersection, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
After the collision, the SUV then hit the convenience store on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Surveillance video from the convenience store shows the two vehicles colliding in the intersection and the SUV careening into the ice merchandiser, leaving glass shattered, windows broken and plenty of debris on the nearby sidewalk.
The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two passengers of the sedan were taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.
It is the 34th person killed in a traffic-related incident in Duval County so far this year.
The cleanup begins as the owner told News4JAX this is the second time within a few years a crash similar to this affected his business.
“I feel bad for him. I really do. He does not deserve this he’s a good man,” said Deitre Jackson who lives nearby.
Officers continue the investigation.
JSO said it’s early but with every early morning crash like this, detectives look to see if alcohol and/or speed were factors.
Nothing is determined yet as they piece together what caused this deadly start to Sunday morning.