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Juvenile suspects fleeing police in stolen car cause deadly crash



Oakland Park, Florida – A deadly crash happened at approximately 6 a.m. on Sunday along West Oakland Park Boulevard and NW Ninth Avenue.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Mercedes Drive in reference to an occupied burglary at a home, according to Fort Lauderdale police. This was at least an hour before the crash.

According to police, an investigation by responding officers revealed that three vehicles had been stolen.

One of the stolen vehicles, a white Mercedes sedan, was located by FLPD officers just before 5 a.m. along the 900 block of Oakland Park Boulevard and a brief chase ensued, according to authorities.

The chase ended with a multi-vehicle crash, with multiple victims being rushed to a nearby hospital.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, a woman injured in the crash was pronounced dead at the hospital. A total of six people were hurt in the crash.

The brother of one of the victims was at the scene and says his sister was pregnant. “I worry about her because she’s pregnant, she having a baby next week,” said Edras Lopez Esteban. “I don’t know if she’s okay or not.”

Two suspects who police said were juveniles fled from the crash scene but were later located and taken into custody. “I heard the crash,” said witness Gary Striggles. “The police were already right there and over there, and the dude jumped out and tried to run and he made it right there.”

An investigation is ongoing.


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