15-year-old identified in fatal hit and run crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police identified one of the passengers in Wednesday's hit and run crash as 15-year-old Tariq D. Grant.

The crash happened near Ed White High School around 9:45 a.m. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the driver fled the scene of an accident after running into the back of another vehicle at the intersection of Lane and Lennox Avenue.

Police said when the driver of the other car got out to ask them to pullover, they fled. As they sped down Old Middleburg Road, they lost control, police said, and went into the grass before hit a concrete light pole.

The passenger side of the car was completely torn away and the pieces of the car ended up 50 yards down the street.

The driver and two passengers were taken to UF Health Jacksonville.

Grant was pronounced dead at the hospital. JSO say he was wearing a seat belt.


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