Man crossing Collins Road hit by SUV, killed, JSO says

A man was killed Saturday night when he was hit by an SUV while crossing a road on Jacksonville’s Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The crash was reported at the intersection of Collins Road and Pheasant Run Drive around 8:35 p.m.

According to JSO, a small SUV was heading west on Collins Road when a man in his mid-40s crossed the road and was hit by the SUV.

Police said he died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.

Witnesses said the man crossing the road appeared to be talking on a cellphone.

This marked the 113th traffic death in Duval County this year.

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