Teen killed in stolen car crash in west Jacksonville

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office have identified the teen killed in a traffic crash early Thursday as Dontavious Joseph, 17.

At approximately 1:01 a.m Thursday morning, a single car crash occurred at Cassat Avenue near Lenox Avenue trapping three people and killing another.

An officer in the area handling an unrelated traffic stop, saw the car driving recklessly northbound on Cassat Avenue. 

JSO said the officer began calling it in, turned on his lights, and what was described as almost immediately, the reckless vehicle hit a fence two times, flipped, and slid on its side.

Joseph was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Three others inside the vehicle were transported to a local hospital. One was transported in life-threatening condition and two were transported in serious condition.

JSO said the car involved in the crash was a stolen vehicle. A stolen gun was also recovered at the scene.

This is an active investigation. JSO said this is the 35th reported traffic fatality in 2018.