Teenager Tragically Dies After Hit by Vehicle in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to a news report published at news4jax.com, a teenager tragically died after being hit by a vehicle in Jacksonville, Florida. The circumstances of the collision are not completely clear at this time, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate. No one involved in the accident has been identified.*
The collision occurred in the late afternoon at the crossing of Cedar Point Road and Sawpit Road in Jacksonville. This is located in the area of Timucuan Preserve. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and News 4 Jax report that around 4 p.m., a vehicle somehow struck a fourteen-year-old boy who was crossing the roadway. The make and model of the vehicle that hit the boy were not reported.
It is not yet clear what caused the accident or what events led to the crash. The news report indicates that the boy was trying to run to his family’s vehicle and crossed into the lanes of travel. The report did not say if his family members were in the vehicle waiting for him or were somewhere else. A man who lives nearby told reporters that the boy had been fishing off of a bridge on Cedar Point Road prior to the collision.
News 4 Jax reports that the boy was tragically killed in the crash. No identifying information outside of his age was included in the news report. The driver of the vehicle that hit the victim was not identified in the report, and it is not clear if he or she was injured in the collision.
Crews blocked off Cedar Point Road following the accident, which led to a delay in traffic in the area. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is handling the crash investigation, and officers had not released further information about the accident at the time the news report was posted.
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