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Posted: 8:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
By Gene Wexler
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
Police have arrested a Jacksonville man in the death of Janay Jackson, a teenager who died after a van crashed into her bedroom.
The driver of the van, Ismet Sijamhodzic, 51, was arrested Friday night for vehicular homicide.
Sijamhodzic drove his Ford Minivan into the bedroom of Janay Jackson, 17, as she slept in her home at 5501 Kennerly Rd.
According to the police report, Sijamhodzic drove through a stop sign, and there were no indications he attempted to stop or steer the van to avoid the impact with the house.
The van broke through a concrete block wall, through the exterior brick wall and struck the interior wall on the opposite side of the room.
Jackson was trapped between the van and an interior wall. She was removed from the house and later died at Shands.
The police report says they found Xanax in Sijamhodzic's blood as well as the chemical commonly associated with marijuana.
He also admitted that he hadn't slept for three days prior to the accident.
WOKV will update as we learn more about this.
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