Wrong-Way Accident on Arlington Expressway; One Dead, One Injured

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said one person died and another was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a wrong-way accident on Arlington Expressway.

JSO reported that an off-duty officer tried to stop an SUV traveling east in westbound lanes before it collided head-on with another vehicle.

According to the sheriff’s office, an off-duty officer was traveling west on the Mathews Bridge when he saw a sport utility vehicle traveling east in the westbound lanes. The officer reportedly turned around to stop the SUV, and as the officer approached, the SUV struck a vehicle on the bridge.

Police said the SUV did not stop and continued to travel east in the westbound lanes as the officer continued to try to stop the SUV and called for assistance. The sheriff’s office added that the SUV then went underneath the Cesery Boulevard overpass and struck another vehicle head-on as that vehicle was traveling west on Arlington Expressway.

The report says the drivers of both vehicles were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle later died.

Traffic detectives and the JSO are investigating.

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