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Police searching for road-rage suspect following crash

1:07 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A road-rage incident Monday sent multiple people to the hospital.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Beach Blvd. and Huffman Blvd. just before 6 p.m., according to a police report from JSO.

One of the victims, 24-year-old Tyler Stroud, told officers he was heading eastbound on Beach Blvd. when the suspect's vehicle, a white 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, allegedly approached him on the right.

Stroud and the suspect exchanged words and then Stroud said the suspect pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at him, the report detailed. The suspect then pulled in front of Stroud and the report says he lost control of the car he was driving.

The suspect's Monte Carlo spun out and drifted into the opposite flow of a traffic, according to the report, and collided with two cars. Several people were injured in the crash, but investigators said the suspect and two passengers fled the scene into nearby woods.

Two victims were taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside for treatment.

When police searched the suspect's vehicle the reports says they found three video game consoles, miscellaneous jewelry and foreign currency.

JSO K-9 and air units responded to the crash scene to look for the suspects and his passengers, but did not locate anyone.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has any information about this unknown suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Original story, 12/30/13, 7:32 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A crash had eastbound lanes of Beach Boulevard at Huffman Boulevard blocked on Monday night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, it was due to a hit-and-run crash with injuries.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

Stay with First Coast News for more on this story as it develops.

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