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Driver killed in head-on crash on Heckscher Drive

Road closed for 5 hours as FHP investigates

Derrick Jones (photo provided by family) died in a crash on Heckscher Drive
Derrick Jones (photo provided by family) died in a crash on Heckscher Drive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man died in a head-on crash early Sunday morning on Heckscher Drive at Clapboard Creek, just east of Blount Island. The Florida Highway Patrol said Derrick Jones, 46, of Jacksonville was killed in the crash.

Troopers say a Ford Escape driven by Lark Hodge, 20, of Jacksonville, crossed the center line just before 3:30 a.m. and collided with a GMC Yukon driven by Jones.

Jones died at the scene. Hodge was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with serious injuries.

According to the FHP, blood alcohol test were conducted on both drivers and charges are pending.

All lanes of Heckscher were closed until about 8:45 a.m. while the accident was investiated and cleared