Jacksonville, FL (May 30, 2021) - Police in Jacksonville responded to the scene of a deadly pedestrian crash on Sunday, May 30th. The accident took place around 2:45 a.m. on Interstate 295.
The Jacksonville Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash. According to a report, a white SUV and a tow truck collided near the ramp to Collins Road. The tow truck driver was standing in the road assisting a stranded motorist when an oncoming car swerved to miss the tow truck. The car then struck the tow truck driver and stranded motorist that was standing in the roadway. The tow truck driver died at the scene while the driver of the stranded car was transported to a local hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries. The victim's names were not released.
The crash resulted in the closure of the ramp for several hours. An investigation is ongoing. There is no information on whether any charges are expected.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida take place multiple times each day. Sadly, many Florida pedestrian accidents result in death and serious injury for innocent victims. Distracted, speeding, and careless drivers play a major role in causing deadly pedestrian crashes in Florida.
Our most sincere condolences are with the victims' families following this fatal pedestrian accident in Jacksonville.
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