2 traffic homicide investigations miles from each other in Jacksonville

Anthony Austin anchors. 10/13/2016

A pedestrian was hit and killed on San Jose Boulevard in Beauclerc Thursday night just miles from a separate investigation in the Mandarin area.

Police arrived to 9355 San Jose Boulevard on Oct. 13 at approximately 9 p.m. and shut down the northbound lanes after finding William Ruiz Rodriguez, 26, dead in the road.

The driver reportedly struck Rodriguez, who was crossing the street nowhere near a crosswalk, and stayed to cooperate with police.

Authorities say the victim had no ID on them. There is an active and ongoing investigation into Rodriguez's death.

Police also responded to a crash with life-threatening injuries about an hour earlier to a crash on Sunbeam Road.

This is a developing story. Stay with First Coast News for updates.

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