A driver that tried to run through the guarded entrance of a Florida naval air station is dead.
Officials with NAS Jacksonville confirmed the incident from 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning on social media.
“A driver attempted to run the Birmingham Gate at NAS Jax, sentries deployed the protective barrier which stopped the vehicle,” reads a post on the station’s Twitter account. “The driver is deceased and has no known military affiliation. Investigators are on the scene.”
URGENT- incident at NAS Jacksonville at the Birmingham gate – Approx 630am a man tried to run the gate – the barrier was deployed and the vehicle was stopped at this time one man is deceased @FCN2go pic.twitter.com/d8zzWzpKwy— Joe (@tvjoe12) September 15, 2022
Witnesses were asked to call NCIS at (808) 478-8353.
The gate will remain closed, officials said, but other drivers could access the station through two other gates.