A motorcyclist died after colliding with a car on Blanding Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, causing the road to shut down for a few hours.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a Chevy Impala was crossing Blanding Boulevard near Somerset Road when a motorcyclist hit them in the passenger side of their vehicle. Police say initial investigation reveals the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of impact. 

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, according to JSO, but was pronounced dead on the scene by JFRD. 

Police said there were two adults in the Impala, and both suffered very minor injuries.  

Southbound traffic on Blanding Boulevard is being rerouted to Fremont Street and northbound traffic is being rerouted to Lake Shore Boulevard.