Jacksonville, FL (February 11, 2024) – A tragic accident occurred on Merill RD Saturday night when a silver SUV was forced off the road by a lane-changing sedan, resulting in a child’s death and leaving the driver injured. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened in the westbound lanes, with the SUV striking a wooden pole at the 6800 block.
The driver and a child from the SUV were rushed to a local hospital, where sadly, a 4-year-old child was pronounced dead. The sedan involved fled the scene and remains unidentified.
This marks the 16th traffic-related fatality in Duval County this year. Investigations into the crash are ongoing.