JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after his car crashed into the back of a semi-truck on Monument Road Friday afternoon.
The crash happened sometime around 1:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of Monument Road.
Police say a Toyota RAV4 and a semi-truck with a trailer were traveling west on Monument Road.
For reasons unknown, the Toyota drifted into the semi's lane and crashed into the back of the trailer.
After the collision, the Toyota became wedged underneath the trailer and was dragged for about 75 yards until the semi came to a complete stop, according to police.
The driver of the Toyota was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 37-year-old man.
The driver of the semi was not injured during the crash.
Police say the deceased driver was not wearing a seatbelt and authorities believe speed and/or distracted driving may have played a role in the crash.
This is the 141st traffic fatality in Jacksonville this year, according to JSO.
Drivers are urged to use caution when traveling near the area as the westbound lane of Monument Road will be closed for about an hour.