HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A passenger was killed in an early-morning crash Saturday in Hillsborough County.
The Sheriff's Office said the crash happened about 12:15 a.m. on County Road 39 south of Carter Road.
Five people were on their way home from fishing when the vehicle drove off the road, hit a mailbox and lost control.
Joel Lopez Mendez, 26, died in the crash. The remaining occupants of the vehicle were taken to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies said alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The driver and crash victim were cousins.