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Victim identified in fatal wrong way crash on I-295

1:19 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The victim of a fatal wrong way crash that shut down part of I-295 Tuesday and involved a minor league baseball team's charter bus has been identified.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. just north of the Pritchard Road overpass in northwest Jacksonville.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Corshane Brown, 28, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes.

A charter bus headed northbound that was carrying players and staff from the Elizabethton Twins, a minor league team affiliated with Minnesota Twins, collided head on with Brown's black Honda Civic.

Sgt. Dylan Bryan with F.H.P. said on the scene the two vehicles both attempted to miss each other, but impact was not avoided.

Brown died on scene and had to be extricated from his vehicle.

No one on the charter was hurt, but the bus was damaged on the driver's front side.

The team left Ft. Myers, Florida around midnight for a game in Tennessee, according to General Manager Mike Mains.

While authorities investigated the crash and cleared the scene, all northbound lanes of I-295 had to be shut down.

They reopened around 8:25 a.m., which was less than an hour after a second charter bus arrived for the team.

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