The passenger in a car that spun off Monument Road before crashing backward into a utility pole in Jacksonville has died.


Mikel V. Martinez, 20, of the 2600 block of Rogero Road died Saturday, police said. He was in a Dodge Neon that went out of control about 11 a.m. Thursday in a curve in the 2100 block of Monument Road. The car crossed a curb and a sidewalk while spinning and crashing into the pole.

At the scene, police said evidence indicated the car was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash.

Police have not released the name of the driver, who was also hospitalized.

Neither Martinez nor the driver were wearing seat belts.

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