Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck on Roosevelt Boulevard near NAS Jacksonville gate

At least one person is dead after a crash near NAS Jacksonville, and all northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard are blocked. The crashed appears to have involved a motorcycle..

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 25-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday morning in a crash with a truck on Roosevelt Boulevard near the Naval Air Station Jacksonville commercial gate, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

FHP says the motorcyclist was headed north at a high rate of speed, around 6 a.m., and struck the truck, which was turning left into NAS Jax. The 49-year-old driver of the truck, who was wearing a seat belt, was shaken up but did not go to the hospital.

Images from the scene clearly show the man was thrown from the motorcycle by the collision and there was major damage to the front driver’s side of the pickup truck.

The report indicated it was unclear if the motorcyclist had been wearing a helmet.

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Roosevelt Boulevard (WJXT)

According to News4JAX records, there were 47 motorcycle deaths in Duval County in 2021. Thursday morning’s deadly crash marks 20 motorcyclists killed in Duval County so far this year.

Another motorcycle crash with serious injuries was reported not long after on 295 NB near Town Center Parkway.

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