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Man Killed When Tree Falls On Westside Jacksonville Cars

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department
Via Twitter
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department tweeted this photo Wednesday afternoon, saying a tree fell, triggering a fatal accident.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was responding to a fatal accident in Ortega Wednesday afternoon.

JDRD said a tree fell, hitting two cars. “This is a fatal accident,” JFRD tweeted.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office later confirmed to WJCT News partner News4Jax that the victim was a 25-year-old man, who died after the falling tree limb tore the roof off of his car and his vehicle struck a utility pole. 

It happened in the 4900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, which was closed from Ortega Boulevard to Yacht Club Road while emergency personnel responded.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.