JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An 88-year-old man was killed while assisting a family member with a disabled van on Interstate 295 Sunday night.
Joseph W Grant's Chrysler Town and Country was parked on the northbound shoulder of I-295 as he was assisting family with a disabled black Chrysler van, according to a report from Florida Highway Patrol.
A 17-year-old driving northbound on I-295 allegedly struck the left side of Grant's van, causing it to crash into the disabled black Chrysler van. Both Grant's van and the black Chrysler van went into the grass on the side of the road. Grant's Town and Country then struck a tree, killing Grant and injuring two family members aged 76 and 48-years-old. Both were taken to UF Health Jacksonville in serious condition.
The 17-year-old driver was treated for minor injuries at Baptist Medical Center South.
Charges against the teen are pending and the teen was tested to see if alcohol was a factor in the crash.