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Jax Chamber employee among those killed in I-10 crashes

Callie Crump remembered as warm, friendly

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An employee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce was among two people killed in two separate crashes Friday afternoon on Interstate 10 on Jacksonville's Westside.

Callie Crump, 36, died after her vehicle was rear-ended by 47-year-old Wanda Jones on I-10 eastbound at U.S. Highway 301 in Baldwin, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Crump was stopped in traffic at the time.

The impact killed Crump and caused her to crash into 77-year-old Rodolfo Macadangdang’s Jeep Patriot, which in turn, crashed into 32-year-old Vironshay Walker’s Chevrolet Malibu.

When Jones crashed in Crump, her Expedition flipped over Crump and Macadangdang’s vehicles and rested on top of Walker’s Malibu.

Jones and her four passengers, Raven Morgan, 22, Daron Jones, 10, Santana Pena, 2, and infant boy Savalasi Pena were all seriously injured.

Macadangdang was seriously injured in the crash. His passenger was uninjured.

Walker and her three passengers were uninjured in the crash.

Crump was an office coordinator at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. It released the following statement in the wake of her death:

Callie’s smiling face was the first thing our members and visitors saw when they walked into the JAX Chamber building. Her warm, friendly demeanor characterized her life and she will be sorely missed. She genuinely cared about people.

Crump's coworkers said she was the kind of person that would greet you with the biggest smile. They said she was very active in her church and loved to knit scarves.

About 15 minutes before the crash that killed Crump, a second fatal crash occurred on I-10 eastbound.

It happened just before 3 p.m. near the Hammond Boulevard exit.

Harold Payne was driving a Kia Soul when he went off the road and overturned several times, troopers said. Payne, 44, of Jacksonville, died at the scene.

The three passengers, a 12-year-old boy, a 19-year-old woman and a 32-year-old woman, were all taken to UF Health Hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators said it is unknown at this time why the Kia went off the road.

A few hours later, there was a third crash on westbound I-10 just west of U.S. 301. It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured in that accident. ​