JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Interstate 10 west of Hammond Boulevard was closed for about four hours Saturday after a Ford F-250 pickup truck rear-ended a Honda Civic, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the pickup struck the rear of the car 2:18 p.m. in the eastbound lanes, driving it into the guardrail. Witnesses told News4Jax that the pickup landed on top of the car.
The rear-seat passenger in the Civic, whose name has not been released, died a the scene. The driver and a front-seat passenger were taken to UF Health Jacksonville with critical injuries.
The 16-year-old driving the pickup had only minor injuries and did not require hospitalization. A second car was damaged by flying debris, but that driver was not injured.
According to the FHP report, charges are pending.
Traffic was backed up in both directions as several fire trucks and rescue vehicles converged on the scene.