Florida Man Crashes Into Gate of Military Base, Dies

Who even knows, man.


A man has died after crashing his vehicle into a security barricade outside Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, officials said, with local police claiming the perpetrator may have been fleeing a hit-and-run incident nearby.

The driver, who has yet to be identified, careened into the complex’s Birmingham Gate early on Thursday morning, but was quickly halted by a special protective barrier deployed by guards on duty. The man, who perished at the scene soon after the collision, had “no known military affiliation,” the base said.

Though the military has offered few other details on the fatal crash and has not outlined any potential motives, Florida Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Dylan Bryan told local media that the driver had struck at least two other vehicles earlier on Thursday morning and attempted to flee the scene. The naval air station is located less than three miles from the site of the initial run-in.

Bryan also said the man is believed to be a local from Jacksonville, but possibly “didn’t realize where he was and was just trying to get away from the hit-and-run scene.”

“No one was chasing him. [Investigators] do not believe the driver had malicious intent toward anyone at the base,” nor that he committed an “act of terrorism” or an “intentional breach of a US government facility,” the officer continued.

Would they cover it up if this was some kind of unhinged anti-government person?

Yeah, maybe.

Or they might play it up. You don’t know.

But it’s also likely that it is just someone who lost his marbles and went off the rails on this crazy train.