1 dead after car careens into bushes at Arlington intersection

Townsend Boulevard is closed in both directions due to a major crash

By Chloe Walker - Associate producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A crash early Friday morning in Arlington left a passenger dead and the driver injured.

Townsend Boulevard was closed in both directions between Sandhurst and Merrill roads as police investigated.

Police said a car headed south on Townsend careened off the road just after 5 a.m. and crashed into the bushes on the southeast corner of the Publix parking lot at Merrill Road and Townsend Boulevard.

Tire tracks could be seen leading to the heavily damaged car and the curb appeared damaged.

Police said the passenger died at the scene and the driver was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

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