A man was killed and three people, including a 12-year-old boy, were seriously injured in one of two fatal crashes Friday afternoon that shut down eastbound Interstate 10 just west of Jacksonville for several hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Just before 3 p.m., Harold Payne was driving a Kia Soul east on I-10, approaching Hammond Road, when the car went off the road and overturned several times, troopers said.
Payne, 44, of Jacksonville was pronounced dead at the scene.
The three passengers, a 12-year-old boy, a 19-year-old woman and a 32-year-old woman, were all taken to UF Health Hospital with serious injuries.
Investigators said it is unknown at this time why the Kia went off the road.
Less than 15 minutes after that crash, a second deadly accident involving four vehicles occurred 11 miles west on eastbound I-10 at the U.S. Highway 301 exit in Baldwin.
At least one person was killed in that crash, troopers confirmed. The report on the second crash has not yet been released.
A few hours later, there was a third crash on westbound I-10 just west of U.S. 301. It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured in that accident.
Man killed, child among 3 seriously injured in I-10 crash