Driver dies in crash on I-295

Published On: Apr 23 2013 11:29:34 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2013 07:09:51 AM EDT

A 61-year-old driver died Tuesday night in a crash that caused the cab of his tractor-trailer to catch fire.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Reginold Goodmon, of Kissimmee, was driving south on Interstate 295 about 8:15 p.m. when a car that entered from the Dunn Avenue interchange made an improper lane change and collided with the big rig.

The car, driven by Talia Williams, 33, began to rotate, crossed two lanes of traffic and the emergency lane before striking a concrete barrier wall twice before coming to a stop.

Goodmon's 18-wheeler continued south while he tried to stop, but it crossed the grass median, continued across all northbound travel lanes and the northbound exit ramp before colliding with a line of trees, where the cab burst into flames.

Goodmon was taken to Shands Jacksonville Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.  Williams suffered minor injuries.

Charges are pending further investigation, according to the FHP report.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus