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Crash that killed mother happened just block from home, daughter says

Witnesses told police car that struck mother & daughter’s car appeared to have been racing another vehicle

Crash that killed mother happened just block from home, daughter says
Crash that killed mother happened just block from home, daughter says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A teddy bear and roses lay along Edgewood Avenue on Tuesday where a few days prior, a woman was killed and her daughter injured in a crash.

Witnesses told Jacksonville police Friday morning the car that struck the mother and daughter’s car appeared to have been racing another vehicle.

Nikita Cook, the woman’s daughter, identified her mother as Pamela Stone. She said her sister was also in the car and taken to a hospital.

Chastyne Dominguez, 17, and Pamela Stone, 48 (Provided by family)

The Sheriff’s Office said their car was struck by a Dodge Charger, which rolled over a car in a nearby strip mall before ending up in bushes lining the roadway. Police said the other vehicle that was racing, possibly a Charger or Dodge Challenger, left the scene. The driver and passenger of the Charger were taken to a hospital.

Cook said the crash happened just a block away from their home.

“She couldn’t even make it across the street, and my house is right here,” Cook said while holding back tears. “That’s what hurts.”

Stone was known by many in the community as Ms. Pam. She was dedicated to her family.

“She was just always positive,” Cook said.

Allen Faircloth Jr. works at an auto repair shop near the scene of the crash.

“We heard a loud tire screeching noise, and then we heard a loud bang, and once we heard that we came around the building, and that’s when I had seen the silver Charger was flipping,” he said.

Cook said her sister, Chastyne Dominguez, should be discharged from the hospital Wednesday.

“She’s just really, honestly lucky to be alive right now -- she’s not lucky. Blessed,” Cook said.

News4Jax has asked the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office if any charges will be filed in the crash. A request for comment had not been returned by Tuesday night.

“Justice will be served,” Cook said. “I’m not worried about that.”


About the Author:

Renee Beninate is a Florida native and award-winning reporter who joined the News4Jax team in June 2021.