1 killed, 2 hurt in head-on crash on Beach Blvd.

Troopers say pickup truck crossed into oncoming lane

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol said 24-year-old Crystal Sanford of Jacksonville was killed early Sunday morning in a head-on crash on Beach Boulevard.

Troopers say Sanford (pictured, right) was a passenger in a Chevrolet Impala that was struck at 3:44 a.m. by a pickup truck that crossed into the oncoming travel lane on Beach Boulevard, just east of Schumacher Avenue.  She was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, where she died.

The driver of the car, Gery Simmons Jr., 27, was reported in serious condition at Shands.

The driver of the pickup, Joseph Farley, 34, was also taken to Shands with serious injuries.  According to the FHP report, blood-alcohol testing was done and charges are pending.

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