3-year-old girl struck after wandering from disabled vehicle in Jacksonville, troopers say

Crash happened on J. Turner Butler Boulevard

Child who got out of disabled vehicle, walked onto JTB dies after being struck by car, FHP says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday night after she was struck by a car while walking on J. Turner Butler Boulevard, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened just before 8 p.m. on eastbound JTB between Kernan Boulevard and Hodges Boulevard, according to News 6 partner WJXT.

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FHP said the child was inside a disabled SUV on the right shoulder before she got out of the vehicle and wandered onto the roadway where she was hit by a car.

The driver and passenger of an Audi that hit the child immediately stopped and attempted to render aid, FHP said.

The child was in critical condition at the scene but died at a local hospital, FHP said.

No other details were immediately released by officials.

All eastbound lanes were blocked while authorities investigated but the road was open Thursday morning.

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