Cabbie Charged After Fatal Crash

A taxi driver has been charged after a passenger in his vehicle was killed Thursday afternoon.

Jacksonville police say Rachel Pate was in the rear seat of the Yellow Cab when it hit another vehicle. The 49-year-old woman was thrown from the vehicle after police say the cab turned in front of another vehicle on Western Boulevard Extension. The crash closed the northbound lanes of the busy highway for about 90 minutes.

The cab driver, Elwood McCoy, has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and and unsafe movement violation. He was released under a $10,000 bond.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated and released from Camp Lejeune's Naval Hospital.

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One person was killed in a two vehicle accident in Jacksonville Thursday.

Jacksonville Police say it happened around 4:00 p.m. The northbound lanes of Western Boulevard Extension, from Carolina Forest Road to Gum Branch Road, were closed for a time but have since re-opened.

Police say the crash is still under investigation and doesn't have any further information at this time.

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