Pedestrian killed by pickup truck that struck vehicles on I-295

(WJXT 2020)

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.

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.

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