JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed Tuesday night in a crash on Powers Avenue involving a stolen car, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Two 16-year-old boys were also riding in the car at the time of the crash, and one of them was badly hurt, police said.
JSO said the driver, who was in his 20s, was speeding and driving recklessly northbound on Powers Avenue when he lost control of the car about 10:15 p.m., crashing into a tree. No other cars were involved in the crash.
Police said there is evidence that the driver was impaired. He died at the scene.
The teen in the front passenger seat was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other was not hurt and was detained at the scene, police said.
Police said the car they were in was a red 2009 Toyota Camry that was stolen three days ago from the Art Museum area of town.
JSO said this marks the ninth traffic fatality in Duval County this year.