JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 48-year-old died early Thursday morning after a pickup truck sideswiped two vehicles that had stopped on Interstate 295 southbound near Main Street after a rear-end collision, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said another pickup truck then struck the first two disabled vehicles and a pedestrian, who died at the scene.
The accident happened just after 5:30 a.m. and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officers closed the beltway southbound at I-95 to give investigators space to safety work at the scene. The lanes remained open for several hours.
DUVAL | Crash with injuries on 295 SB has all lanes closed at 95. Delays are building. There's no great alternate routes - you could hop off the beltway at Duval Rd. head towards Airport Rd. then towards Pulaski Rd. to reconnect to the beltway. #PringlePatrol @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/FfJxhPwwHq— Lena Pringle (@WJXTLenaPringle) October 1, 2020
None of the drivers of the four vehicles involved was injured.
The FHP no longer provides names of either the victim of a crash or the drivers involved.