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Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision on I-95

Jacksonville, FL (January 7, 2020) – This morning, one person was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer collision on I-95 that took place around the area of US-1.

The crash took place when the man’s tow truck struck a tractor-trailer that was parked on the ramp near the rest area around 4:15 a.m.

The victim was quickly identified as 34-year-old Darren Grincewich of Satsuma, Florida. He was allegedly pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as 31-year-old Ener Suarez, who was taken to Flagler Hospital with minor injuries.

No citations have been issued and the investigation is currently ongoing. Troopers are still trying to determine if the semi had any lights on.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Truck Accidents in Florida 

In 2016 alone, it was determined that approximately 41,000 truck accidents took place on Florida roadways. Hundreds of these led to fatalities, as these are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads. Truck drivers are sometimes pushed to their limits, which means that they might be driving distracted or while fatigued. Though these collisions do not happen as commonly as others, they still occur at times. This is why it is always essential that you speak with a truck accident attorney after an accident.

Our attorneys at Sheftall & Associates have dedicated ourselves to compassionately working toward compensation for victims after an accident that was not their fault. We understand how traumatic and distressing this can be for you as you work toward your recovery and do not want you to stand alone. Please contact our accident attorneys at (904) 638-7712 to find out what options are available for you.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Jacksonville and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.