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17-year-old killed in 5-vehicle crash on I-95 near airport

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Sedan among vehicles in crash Friday morning on I-95 near Airport Road.
Sedan among vehicles in crash Friday morning on I-95 near Airport Road. (Sky 4/WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 17-year-old female from Jacksonville died and a baby in her car was injured in a pileup Friday morning on Interstate 95 at Max Leggett Parkway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol

The FHP report shows the crash involved two cars, an SUV and two big rigs. Troopers said the teenager was merging onto I-95 northbound at Airport Road when traffic slowed for a stopped vehicle. Her car hit the first tractor-trailer, then the SUV, rolled over and hit the second tractor-trailer.

The teenager and the 1-year-old child were taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where the 17-year-old died.

Sky 4 aerials showed the car heavily damaged on its side.

The heavily traveled interstate was shut down for about three hours after a crash. Some traffic was let by on the shoulder. Delays northbound extended past the I-295 interchange at one point.


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