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Pedestrian struck, killed when U-Haul left New Kings Road

U-Haul struck pedstrian walking along U.S. 1 on Sunday afternoon.
U-Haul struck pedstrian walking along U.S. 1 on Sunday afternoon. (WJXT/Riley Storey)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man walking along New Kings Road was killed Sunday afternoon when a southbound U-Haul truck left the road and struck him.

It happened at 12:36 p.m. near the intersection with U.S. 1. Southbound traffic was stopped while the crash was investigated and cleared, but all lanes had reopened by 3:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are trying to determine why the truck left the road.

JSO no longer gives the name of traffic fatalities.

This was the 127th vehicle fatality of the year in Duval County.