Man has medical emergency while driving, dies after crashing into tree, Jacksonville police say

A man died Monday morning after the car he was driving crashed into a tree, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said the crash, which happened near the intersection of San Juan Avenue and Herschel Street, happened around 8:30 a.m.


A black Toyota going southbound on Herschel approaching San Juan sideswiped another vehicle, continued off the road, and hit a tree.

The driver, a man in his 70s, and the passenger were both taken to the hospital. The driver was pronounced dead at the hospital, JSO said.

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JSO said it appears the man driving the Toyota had a medical emergency.

Police said this is the 11th traffic fatality in Duval County this year.

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