5 die on Jacksonville roads over New Year's

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The New Year's holiday was deadly on Jacksonville roads. Authorities say 5 people died in crashes beginning late on New Year's Eve and ending early Tuesday morning.

A 29-year-old pedestrian died after being struck about 9:30 p.m. The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/UHIHlW ) reports a man and a woman died around 12:30 a.m. on New Year's Day when a car pulled out in front of their SUV, which then flipped several times. A few minutes later, a vehicle hit a light pole in another part of Duval County, killing a 20-year-old woman passenger. Around 3:30 a.m., a 20-year-old lost control of his motorcycle, struck a mailbox and died.


The Florida Highway Patrol says he wasn't wearing a helmet. All of the crashes are under investigation.

___ Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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