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JACKSONVILLE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Lenny Espinal-Medina has been identified as the teen killed in an early Saturday morning single-vehicle crash in Jacksonville, Florida.
Espinal-Medina, 17, died in the fiery crash that also injured driver, 18-year-old Naafay Fazli, and passenger, 16-year-old Jason Ortueta.
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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Fazli was operating a Mustang on the Southside Connector exit ramp to Regency Square Blvd, just after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, when he lost control, crossed centerlines, rolled over several times, before coming to a rest on an embankment entrance ramp.
The teen became entrapped in the Ford following the violent crash.
Fazli suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital along with his passenger, Ortueta, who was transported with serious injuries.
Espinal-Medina died at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma and fire related injuries.
According to FHP, charges are pending in the fatal collision.
Anyone with possible information on the deadly crash may contact police at 911.
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