Deadly crash involving JSO officer on University Boulevard

Deadly crash involving JSO officer on University Boulevard

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash that involved a JSO vehicle Wednesday night.

JSO said it happened on the 5000 block of W. University Boulevard. According to police, at around 9:45 p.m., officer TL James was responding to a robbery. The officer did not have his lights on because he was not the primary responding officer, police report. 

Just ahead of the officer's vehicle was a JFRD emergency vehicle with its lights on. Police say a man in his 60's ran in front of that vehicle and the JFRD vehicle was able to avoid him. Then police say the man stopped in the center lane and then darted back across the road and was hit by the JSO car. 

Police say James is a three-year veteran and has been placed on administrative leave. According to police, Officer James said he was going the speed limit. 

 

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