JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An 18-year-old driver reportedly going over 100 mph was killed in a fiery crash Saturday that also killed another driver, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
According to police, Richard Knight was driving his Mazda SUV at a high rate of speed southbound on Roosevelt Boulevard when he was hit by a Toyota Avalon trying to turn westbound onto Long Bow Road from northbound Roosevelt Boulevard.
The crash sent the SUV into a concrete light pole, where it instantly burst into flames, killing Knight.
The driver of the Avalon, later identified as 90-year-old Collis McGeachy, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died, police said.
All lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard between Yacht Club Road and Ortega Boulevard were closed for most of Saturday afternoon.
JSO Lt. Michael Eason said 911 calls began coming in about 2:10 p.m. about the speeding SUV.