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Florida Troopers: Fatal Crash on U.S. 17 Began with Road Rage Chase

April 15, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to an online news story reported at, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are saying that a fatal vehicle crash that happened on U.S. Highway 17 began with a road rage chase. The driver killed in the accident had apparently been involved in a fender bender and was fleeing from the other driver.*

The events began on the afternoon of April 11 near the Target store on San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville. Sometime before 4 p.m., a Chevrolet Suburban backed into a Honda Civic. The driver of the Chevy then fled, and the Honda driver followed him. In traveling north on U.S. 17 toward Interstate 295, the Chevy driver hit another car.

In the area of the U.S. 17 and Birmingham Avenue, by the Naval Air Station, and he ended up crashing again. This crash involved six vehicles in total, including the Chevy. Florida Highway Patrol reported that the driver of the Chevy crossed over the median on the highway and struck a southbound pickup truck. 

The Chevy then overturned and hit two SUVs, causing one of those SUVs to strike another vehicle. The makes and models of all of the subsequent vehicles after the initial fender bender were not reported. 

Florida Highway Patrol and News 4 Jax reported that the Chevy driver died at the scene. He was identified as a 60-year-old man. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt. 

The driver of the Honda and four other people had minor injuries, News 4 Jax reported. The Honda driver was transported to Orange Park Medical Center. The driver of another vehicle sustained serious injuries, according to the report. 

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