One person is dead after a car veered off the roadway in the Arlington area on Friday and crashed into a tree line, police say.

According to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the crash happened around 5 a.m. when a car with two people inside ran off the road for an unknown reason near Merrill Road and Townsend Boulevard. Police say that the car then crashed into the southeast corner of the Publix parking lot and into a tree line.

One passenger was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police say. 

Townsend Boulevard was shut down from Sandhurst to Merrill Road as police worked the scene.