One motorist died and another was in serious condition after a late-night crash in the St. Johns Town Center area on the Southside.
The accident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when a red Mercedes going in one direction on Gate Parkway jumped the divider line and struck another vehicle going the other way head on, according to Robert Peck, a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The crash, near Gate and Town Center parkways by the mall, left a pile of tangled red and dark metal and car parts in the road.
Peck said the male driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at Shands Jacksonville. The driver of the other vehicle, a Chevrolet pickup, had non-life-threatening but serious injuries, Peck said.
Police at the scene were still conducting an investigation and did not release the identities of the victims nor the cause of the crash.