St. Augustine man killed in wrong-way crash along I-295

Around 3:30 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were called to a two-vehicle accident on I-295 southbound at Baymeadows Rd that caused all lanes to be closed.

As a result, a 26-year-old man was killed in a wrong-way crash early Friday morning.

Troopers said a 42-year-old man from the Dominican Republic was driving northbound in the left southbound lane of I-295 when it hit a van head-on.

The vehicles spun before stopping in the middle of the interstate.

The 42-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The 26-year-old driver in the van died at the scene, according to FHP.

Both were wearing seatbelts.

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Source:: Headlines News4jax

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