JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday night after she was struck by a car while walking on J. Turner Butler Boulevard, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
It happened just before 8 p.m. on eastbound JTB between Kernan Boulevard and Hodges Boulevard.
FHP said the child was inside a disabled SUV on the right shoulder before she got out of the vehicle and wandered onto the roadway where she was hit by a car.
The driver and passenger of the Audi that hit the child immediately stopped and attempted to render aid, FHP said.
The child was in critical condition at the scene but died at a local hospital, FHP said.
No other details were immediately released by officials.
All eastbound lanes were blocked while authorities investigated but the road was open Thursday morning.
Duval County Fatal Crash. Butler Blvd. near Kernan Blvd. Vehicle versus Juvenile Pedestrian. All lanes are currently closed. Traffic is being detoured around crash scene. No media staging in area due to location. More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/Haxzoneiqe— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) October 20, 2022