Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Third Street

Jose Mendez charged with DUI manslaughter


JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Hours after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on South Third Street, Jacksonville Beach police say they have arrested a driver on a charge of DUI manslaughter.

Police responded to the 200 block of Third Street South just before 3 a.m. Sunday

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police said his identity will be released after the next-of-kin is notified.

Police said the driver of the car that hit the victim did not stop.  Jose Mendez was later found and arrested for DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.