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FHP investigating fatal crash on Normandy Boulevard

11:35 PM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal vehicle crash at Normandy Boulevard and Herlong Road.

The accident happened on westbound Normandy Boulevard shortly before 8 p.m. A tractor trailer driven by Xhevahir Selimi of Jacksonville was traveling in the right lane and slowed to turn into a driveway, according to FHP Sgt. Dylan Bryan.

A Kia Rio driving behind the tractor trailer struck the trailer. The driver, 32-year-old Miranda L. Cantrell of Jacksonville, died at the scene, Bryan said.

Two passengers, 25-year-old Richard Paschen of Middleburg and 24-year-old Wendy N. Vlacos, were both transported to Shands Jacksonville with critical injuries.

According to a report from FHP, Cantrell, Paschen and Vlacos were not wearing seat belts. It is still being investigated if the crash was alcohol related.

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