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Deaths soar to record level on Jacksonville's roads

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Dan Scanlan
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Florida Times-Union
The driver of this Mazda 3 lost control and hit a tree in a median on Southpoint Parkway on Aug. 12, 2021. A passenger was killed.

The staggering numbers are a recent record, Sheriff Mike Williams said.

Last year 207 people died on Jacksonville's roads, 50 of those pedestrians and another 47 victims of motorcycle crashes, Sheriff's Office statistics show.

It was no better in 2020, much of it during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when many people weren't driving: 205 traffic crash fatalities, 50 of them pedestrians and 26 killed in motorcycle incidents, police said.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.

Dan Scanlan - Florida Times-Union