Irin Bennett Killed; Anna Merkel Injured in Crash at Heckscher Dr in Jacksonville, FL

January 22, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Irin Bennett, Anna Merkel
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Florida Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Heckscher Dr at Blount Island Blvd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Pickup-truck struck an SUV head=on as it entered the roadway and was then rear-ended by a box truck

Victims Transported To
UF Health Jacksonville Hospital

What Happened

Florida Highway Patrol officials released the name of the drivers hurt in the accident on Heckscher Dr in Jacksonville, FL on January 22nd, 2019. 48-year-old Irin Bennett was killed when his pickup truck crashed head-on into an SUV driven by 32-year-old Anna Merkel. Merkel was hospitalized with serious injuries. The accident occurred around 8:25 a.m.

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