Florida (September 3, 2012) A pedestrian was killed in an accident on I-95 in Duval County. The crash occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near 8th Street according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Laporsha R. Watson of Carapace Lane was crossing the interstate when Lt. Jimmy Ricks,travelling to work in his patrol car, struck and killed the pedestrian.
Watson, a 27-year-old mother of two of Carapace Lane, was then struck by a second vehicle.
It is unknown why the pedestrian did not use the crosswalk which was located near the accident location.
The accident is under investigation.