PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Two people are dead after a carjacking and police pursuit ended in a crash Wednesday night, investigators say.
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Port Orange Police Department Lt. Alan James said that after a carjacking at gunpoint in Daytona Beach, several law enforcement agencies in Volusia County pursued two suspects after law enforcement spotted a stolen 2016 Mercedes C300 in Port Orange.
Twenty-year-old Dominique Saint-Vil was allegedly driving the car, and a 17-year-old was a passenger.
Authorities say they followed the Mercedes from the tracking system inside the vehicle. The chase ensued after the responding officer found the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Taylor Road and Williamson Boulevard.
According the the police report, Volusia County Sheriff's Office's helicopter AIR-1 continued to track the vehicle, and spike strips were successfully employed on the vehicle along Willow Run Boulevard by Volusia deputies.
Investigators said that just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers found the crashed stolen car on City Center Drive, east of Clyde Morris Boulevard, in Port Orange.
The Mercedes struck a tree and sustained significant front-end damage. Saint-Vil and the 17-year-old had to be extricated.
The two were both airlifted separately to Halifax Health, where they died, James said.
Port Orange Police are asking anyone who may have seen the crash to call 1-386-506-5838.
The crash Wednesday night was the second deadly crash involving a chase in Central Florida in less than 24 hours. One person was killed and another critically injured in a separate crash in Osceola County.