JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle on I-295 northbound Wednesday evening near the on-ramp for 103rd Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Investigators identified the woman as Karen Moody, 46, of Orange Park. She was a passenger on the motorcycle.
Troopers said a car in front of the motorcycle slowed for traffic, and the motorcycle failed to slow. The motorcycle struck the rear of the car, causing the driver and passenger of the motorcycle to be thrown.
The car struck Moody, killing her, troopers said. The operator of the motorcycle, a 52-year-old man, was hospitalized. Troopers said he had minor injuries.
The driver of the car, a 41-year-old woman, was not hurt.
Traffic could be seen backed up for miles along I-295. The crash happened just before 6 p.m.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., traffic was flowing normally again.