One person is dead and two others suffered injuries after a multi-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler on I-295 early Saturday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 22-year-old Texas woman driving a Hyundai sedan was traveling the wrong way in the left southbound lane of I-295 from Beach Boulevard while a BMW sedan, driven by a 23-year-old Jacksonville man, and an 18-wheeler, driven by a 48-year-old Hastings man, were both driving south on I-295 toward Beach Boulevard.
At about 3:11 a.m., the Hyundai collided head-on with the BMW causing the BMW to rotate and hit a guardrail. The BMW continued into the right lane where it was hit by the oncoming 18-wheeler.
FHP said both the BMW and the 18-wheeler traveled down an embankment which caused the truck to overturn.
Officials said the BMW driver died in the crash. The drivers of the Hyundai and the 18-wheeler both were seriously injured in the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol did not say why the Hyundai may have been traveling the wrong way.
The crash caused the southbound lanes of I-295 at Atlantic Boulevard to be shut down for several hours. The scene was finally cleared Saturday evening just before 8 p.m.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
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