High speed chase in South Florida ends with a dramatic, high impact crash, four dead

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A high-speed chase that began in Miami-Dade County ended in a violent crash southwestern Broward County.

NBC Miami reports four people died--the driver who fled from the police, an innocent driver who crossed his path, and a mother and daughter who were shot by the suspect before the high-speed chase began.

The incident began Wednesday morning when the mother and daughter were shot near Southwest 189th Street and 123rd Avenue near the Hammocks, according to Miami Dade deputies.

The mother, 51, died at the scene and her daughter, 28, died later at a local hospital.

A witness gave a description of the suspect's SUV and police spotted him soon after that.

The suspect fled and was speeding, weaving in and out of traffic as police chased him.

The SUV collided with another vehicle. The woman driving the other vehicle was ejected and died at the scene.

Shots rang out as authorities approached the suspect's vehicle and officials took cover as they assisted the victim on the ground in the grassy median. Traffic along U.S. 27 was stopped.

Three SWAT vehicles surrounded the SUV and eventually officers found the suspect dead inside.

Dozens of law enforcement officers from both counties were at the scene.

 

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