The Florida Highway Patrol said a second person has died in a crash on I-10 in Jacksonville.

According to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, the crash occurred on I-10 eastbound between the Chaffee Road and Hammond Boulevard exits.

A 1999 Honda Civic was driving eastbound in the outside travel lane ahead of a 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck.  In a report by the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck was driven by a 16 year old boy.  The Ford rear ended the Honda. Both vehicles continued across the eastbound lanes and collided with a guardrail on the left shoulder.

The Honda passengers, 31 year old Evelyn Lashanon Nichols and 26 year old Lance Drake, died at UF Health Jacksonville following the crash. A third passenger is at the hospital in critical condition.  The driver of the truck however sustained minor injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol is still conducting an investigation and charges are pending against the 16 year old driver.

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