FHP: Pedestrian struck, killed by truck on US-90 at Otis Road


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado and killed Tuesday morning in a crash on Jacksonville's Westside.

Troopers identified the pedestrian as 31-year-old Jason Stewart Ketchem of Jacksonville. He died at the scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol crash report, the 21-year-old driver of the truck was headed west on US 90 about 1:30 a.m. and didn't see Ketchem walking in the roadway in the dark.

The driver remained at the scene, and no charges were listed in the report.

All lanes of US-90 (West Beaver Street) were blocked at Otis Road. Drivers were encouraged to use I-10 as an alternate route. FHP reopened all lanes just before 7 a.m.

This is the second deadly crash Tuesday morning that troopers were called to. One person was also killed in a two-car crash on I-295 at New Kings Road.