Man dead, 2 hospitalized after downtown Jacksonville crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An Alabama man died and two other people were hospitalized after a crash early Thursday morning in downtown Jacksonville, police said. 

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, two cars collided about 2:30 a.m. at East Union and North Ocean streets. 

Police said three people, one of whom suffered life-threatening injuries, were taken to a hospital.

One of the three -- Robert Conville, 71, of Helena, Alabama -- later died at the hospital, police said. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, this was the 80th traffic fatality this year in Duval County.