Man dead, 2 hospitalized after downtown Jacksonville crash

By Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An Alabama man died and two other people were hospitalized after a crash early Thursday morning in downtown Jacksonville, police said. 

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, two cars collided about 2:30 a.m. at East Union and North Ocean streets. 

Police said three people, one of whom suffered life-threatening injuries, were taken to a hospital.

One of the three -- Robert Conville, 71, of Helena, Alabama -- later died at the hospital, police said. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, this was the 80th traffic fatality this year in Duval County. 

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