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Jacksonville, FL – Wrong-Way Crash on Arlington Expy

Jacksonville, FL (January 2, 2020) – On New Year’s Day, one person was killed in a fatal wrong-way crash on the Arlington Expressway in Jacksonville.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident where they found that 27-year-old Zarell Crittenden was driving eastbound on the highway when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle driving in the wrong direction.

At the time, Crittenden was allegedly leaving from a Bible study. The wrong-way driver was identified as 28-year-old Asea Hollingshed, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police have confirmed that one other vehicle was also involved in the crash and the driver was not hurt.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in Florida 

In just one year in Florida, approximately 3,000 individuals lose their lives in accidents within the state. These accidents most commonly happen due to reasons like distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Facing the aftermath of a fatal accident is not always an easy thing to endure and sometimes leave victims and their families in a difficult position. If you have lost somebody close to you in an accident, please contact a wrongful death attorney in Florida immediately.

At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled and compassionate accident attorneys have decades of experience navigating the legal system and helping victims work toward results. Many people will be able to compensate for aspects like lost wages, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact our accident attorneys at 904-647-2296 for more information on your options moving forward.

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.