Multi-car wreck shuts down US-301 at County Road 218 in Clay County

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At least one person has died in an early morning wreck on US-301 south of County Road 218 in Clay County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office said multiple vehicles are involved. A caller into the News4Jax newsroom reported seeing as many as 5 mangled vehicles as she drove past.

The crash happened before 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Both directions of US-301 were shut down for some time. At last check at 7:20, only the southbound direction was closed.

Drivers are being diverted onto County Road 218. Major back-ups are visible as drivers attempt to take the alternate.

Crash investigators have not yet determined what caused the crash, but roads in the area were slick from rain overnight.

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