“Unfortunately, it’s a tragic night in Duval County”: JSO reports 4 deadly crashes in Jax overnight

JACKSONVILLE Fla — Overnight The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported 4 deadly crashes. One of those crashes is being investigated for speed and impairment.

“Reckless driving is part of it, more cars on the road now,” says Renee.

Renee has lived on McDuff Avenue for the last 2 years and says there’s a lot of traffic in the area.

“It’s mostly semi-traffic through the neighborhoods when there’s a main road right up the street,” says Renee.


And right up the street on McDuff Avenue is where JSO says an SUV heading northbound crashed into a parked semi-truck and trailer in the shared center turn lane. JSO is looking at possible impairment and speed.

“The driver of the SUV, an adult male unfortunately died from his injuries here at the scene,” says Sgt. Robert Peck, JSO Traffic & Homicide Unit.

There was no one else in the car.

Action News Jax has learned, the parked semi-truck & trailer had its head and parking lights on at the time of the crash and that the semi was also unoccupied at the time of the crash.

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“He walked to a nearby house,” says Sgt. Robert Peck, JSO Traffic & Homicide Unit.

JSO is also looking into whether or not the driver of the semi will face any charges.

Besides this deadly crash, there were 3 others overnight. One on the Buckman Bridge, the second crash was on JTB and another in St. Augustine on I-95.

“Unfortunately, it’s a tragic night in Duval county to have that many,” says Sgt. Robert Peck, JSO Traffic & Homicide Unit.

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JSO says this is the 165th traffic death this year. According to AAA this holiday season is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year with over 6 million Floridians on the road.

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