Teen struck by vehicle on Jacksonville's Northside dies, officials say

Jacksonville police say boy, 14, ran into road to get to his family's van

By Maggie Lorenz - Multi-media journalist, Roxy Tyler - Web producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A teenager died after he was struck by a vehicle on Cedar Point Road and Sawpit Road in the Timucuan Preserve area at about 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said the 14-year-old boy ran out into the road to get to his family's van and was struck by a vehicle.

The two-lane road leads to Cedar Point -- a popular fishing and scenic area.

Kevin McCarthy, who lives nearby, said the teenager was fishing off a small bridge on the side of the road McCarthy said Cedar Point Road is dangerous for how fast people drive.

"They run about 80, 90 mph on this one, yeah, real regular. You miss it on here, and you're going in the ditch," McCarthy said.

Traffic was backed up on Cedar Point Road due to the crash.

This is the 116th traffic fatality in Duval County so far this year, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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