JSO: Pedestrian struck near Atlantic & Southside boulevards dies

By Erik Avanier - Reporter

A 67-year-old man died Tuesday night after he was struck by a van near the intersection of Atlantic and Southside boulevards, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the man, later identified as James Foster Jr., was crossing Atlantic Boulevard when he was hit just before 7 p.m. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

According to the Sheriffs Office, Foster was struck by a van that belongs to a day care. No children were inside the van.

Police said it was the 10th reported traffic homicide of 2019 in Jacksonville.

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