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Vehicle slams into utility pole on Fort Caroline Road

6:17 AM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Traffic Homicide detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are investigating a fatal crash on Fort Caroline Road.

The accident happened before 5 a.m. at the intersection with Spanish Bluff Road. JEA crews responded to the scene where a BMW slammed into a concrete utility pole.

Shannon Hartley, Public Information Officer for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said 34-year-old Earnest Jones was driving East on Ft. Caroline Road near Spanish Bluff Drive.  Hartley said Jones lost control of his vehicle and then drove through a ditch and struck a concrete utility pole.

Emergency workers with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department pronounced Jones dead at the scene.

Ft. Caroline Road reopened around 10 a.m. Friday.


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