Halloween treats and Fall Festivals bring out the child in us as we celebrate sharing sweet treats with super heroes and princess fairies. Jacksonville Area churches, the zoo and businesses are hosting various events for children. If you are looking for an organized celebration several churches and area malls are hosting free events for all ages. Celebrate with the animals at Catty Shack Ranch or the Jacksonville Zoo. For more information about family and child friendly events around Jacksonville links are listed below check the dates and details some of the events are hosted prior to Halloween and some events have multiple dates. Have a Happy and safe Halloween.
A Pedestrian Accident in Jacksonville has claimed the life of another one of our teens. Elizabeth Ross a 15 year old Sandalwood High School student was struck by a car as she crossed Alden Road close to Interstate 295 around 7 a.m. on Monday. CPR was administered by a caring mom on her way to take her own children to school Alicia Miller stopped to help. Alicia Miller is a patient care technician. Elizabeth was transported to the hospital where she died from injuries sustained in the accident. The driver that struck Elizabeth stopped and is cooperating with the police. The investigation continues. The community around Sandalwood has been concerned for the safety of students in that area the traffic is extremely heavy in the mornings while students are trying to walk to school. Family, friends and fellow students left notes, flowers and teddy bears expressing their admiration for "Lizzy".
St Augustine was the scene of a deadly pedestrian hit and run accident Monday night that claimed the life of Dalton Khun. A candlelight vigil was held last night to remember the 16 year old teen. Family and friends gathered to share stories about Dalton. Friends of Dalton held signs declaring, "Justice for Dalton." Sadly the driver did not call 911 and the youth did not receive any medical care .Dalton was found on the side of U.S. 312 near Plantation Island Parkway Tuesday morning. Police believe the vehicle was a 2003 to 2007 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra truck (or a similar model) The truck is reported to be missing a black side mirror and may have damage to the right side of the truck. Anyone that has any information or sees a truck with damage that fits this description is asked to call the St Augustine police at 904-825-1070 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-8477.