The New Year began tragically for a man that seemed to have the world at his fingertips. On Wednesday night, a fatal three car accident in Toledo occurred in Jacksonville on Sunbeam Road. The three car accident left one person dead and five other people injured. The man that was killed in the Wednesday evening crash was a popular manager at Gator’s Dockside in Jacksonville. The successful manager had been out with his girlfriend when the accident occurred.
According to a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, one of the three vehicles was traveling west on Sunbeam Road when the vehicle suddenly moved to the left. The sudden movement of the vehicle caused it to strike another traveling vehicle. The two car accident collided into a third motor vehicle. The fatal car accident occurred around 8:00 p.m. this past Wednesday night.
The driver of one of the vehicles was a popular manager at Gator’s Dockside, and the man was killed in the accident. The manager had been traveling with his girlfriend in a new Land Rover the man recently purchased. The gregarious manager’s girlfriend was severely injured in the accident, and she suffered a broken neck, back and pelvis. She was taken to a local hospital.
Friends describe the former manager as a great guy and people person that made friends as he did his job. The man worked at the restaurant for four years, and the restaurant closed upon hearing the news of the car accident and will be closed during the man’s funeral to honor him.