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Pedestrian killed on Interstate 95 in NW Jacksonville

2 crashes in area impact traffic Friday morning

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian died early Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 95 northbound on the ramp to Martin Luther King Parkway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office had received several calls about a person lying in the outside lane at 2:49 a.m. when the person was hit by a Ford Mustang driven by a Middleburg man. The person hit was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where he died. The victim's name was not released pending notification of next of kin.

A second crash just south of the first, involved two vehicles on I-95 northbound between 8th street and Martin Luther King Parkway that blocked the two left lanes through rush