Police: Woman hit, killed crossing Blanding Boulevard

Accident closes lanes in both directions for hours near Wesconnett Boulevard

By Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman died after she was struck by a car while walking across Blanding Boulevard Friday, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

The crash was reported about 5:30 p.m. and blocked the inside lanes of northbound and southbound Blanding Boulevard and the turning lanes just south of Wesconnett Boulevard for several hours. 

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital, where she died, police said. Her identity has not yet been released. 

It is unknown at this time how fast the car was traveling and whether drugs or alcohol were a factor, police said.

Officers at the scene also noted there are no crosswalks in the area. 

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office's Traffic Homicide Unit continue to investigate. 

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