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Fatal crash on I-10 at Chaffee Road blocks westbound lanes for hours

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Man died after his car went off I-10 at Chaffee Road and struck a concrete culvert.
Man died after his car went off I-10 at Chaffee Road and struck a concrete culvert. (WJXT)

Two of three westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were closed for several hours after a crash at Chaffee Road.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Dennis Walton, 68, of Jacksonville, died after his Kia Soul left I-10 at 10:40 a.m. and landed in a culvert. Troopers said the driver’s side of the Kia first struck the guard rail off the left side of the highway and was directed to the right, where it left the road and struck the concrete draining system.

Walton died at the scene. Why he lost control of the vehicle is still under investigation.

Sky 4 aerials showed a pickup truck towing a trailer jackknifed and a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office cruiser with rear-end damage both on the highway just past the fatal crash but troopers said that was from a secondary accident.