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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man and a Connecticut woman were killed when their car struck a tree on Interstate 295 early Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 25-year-old Matthew Brian Woods was heading north on I-295 near Alta Drive before 4 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, it veered off the road onto a grass shoulder and hit a tree, troopers said.

Woods and a passenger, 26-year-old Sandra Eighmie of Bristol, Conn., did not survive, according to FHP

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