2 critically injured when vehicle hits light pole on JTB, firefighters say


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two people were critically injured Friday morning when a car ran off J. Turner Butler Boulevard and hit a light pole around 8:15 a.m.

One person was trapped in the vehicle but was pulled out by firefighters.

The crash just past the Southside on-ramp of JTB eastbound caused major congestion and forced the closing of the Southside Boulevard on ramp to JTB. Two lanes remained open eastbound, and all lanes and the on-ramp reopened just before 10 a.m.

It's unclear what caused the wreck, exactly how many people were hurt or how badly they were injured.

News4Jax is working to learn more and will update as more information becomes available.

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