The Florida Highway Patrol reported that five people, including a child, died in a tragic crash in Westside – Jacksonville.
In a report by the Florida Highway Patrol the crash happened on U.S. 90 near the intersection of Otis Road. A Toyota Corolla with five passengers and a Jeep Patriot collided head-on and caused a chain-reaction of accidents.
FHP said the Corolla came to rest across the eastbound and westbound lanes while the Jeep Patriot came to rest in the northern shoulder and then went up in flames.
Meanwhile, a Chevrolet pickup then struck the side of the Corolla that was sitting across the road. The accident then continued to expand when the Corolla was pushed into the side of a GMC Pickup that was also on the road.
The driver of the Corolla died at the hospital following the accident while a 12-year-old and a woman, two of the five occupants in the Corolla, died at the scene.
Three others were taken to the hospital where a man passed away and a 9-year-ol girl was in serious condition.
The tragic loss of life continued with the driver of the Jeep being pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The Chevrolet pickup driver was taken to the hospital in Baker County and while the GMC pickup driver was not injured.
All lanes at Beaver Street were closed due to the accident.
FHP is still investigating the accident and details of the victim’s identities have not been released.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, commented on the crash: “This was a serious accident where multiple people lost their lives. We wish the families condolences as they cope with these terrible losses. When life altering events like this happen, please do not be afraid to reach out for help from professionals that know what to do following a tragedy like this.”
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