Woman lying on I-295 hit, killed by JSO officer's cruiser

Driver, witness Jacksonville police victim was lying on highway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A police officer driving home from work on Interstate 295 early Sunday morning struck a woman lying in the road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

A traffic homicide detective said the officer was northbound between Dunn Avenue and Lem Turner Road about 2:40 a.m. when he hit the woman. The names of the victim and the officer were not released.

According to both the police officer and a witness who was with the adult female victim, the victim was laying on the highway when she was hit. There is no lighting in this stretch of I-295.

Police said this traffic fatality remains under investigation.