GMC pickup passenger, Rene Mendez, 23, died after the vehicle lost control and hit a utility pole at the corner of Lindsay Street and Moss Street early Saturday morning.

The vehicle was traveling south on Lindsay Street; the driver lost control and hit the utility pole, resting in the yard of a residence located in the 1200 block of Lindsay Street.

Gainesville Police arrested Justin R. Espinosa, 22 for intoxication manslaughter.

Justice of the Peace Jason Brinkley sent Mendez to the Dallas Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy.

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