High-speed pursuit through 2 counties ends in St. Pete, suspects crash, flip vehicle

Posted at 5:37 AM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 06:18:28-05

A high-speed pursuit that started in Pasco County, ended in Pinellas County when the suspects crashed and flipped their car in a shopping center parking lot in north St. Pete early Friday morning. 

The vehicle involved has been towed away but plenty of damage was left behind. 

The driver of the vehicle hit 2 palm trees before flipping several times in the parking lot. 

Deputies in Pasco County spotted the Buick CXL that they believed was stolen just before 3 a.m. on Friday. 

Pasco deputies started the pursuit and as they got near Pinellas County, they radioed to deputies who immediately used their helicopter to locate the vehicle. 

Pinellas County deputies on the ground pursued the vehicle as it traveled up 49th Street North in St. Petersburg. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Deputies say they were traveling more than 100 miles per hour when they veered off the road, ending up inside of a Publix Shopping Center parking lot. 

The car hit 2 palm trees before landing on all fours after flipping multiple times. 

The 2 people in the car were taken to the hospital and we're told their injuries are not life threatening. 

Investigators have not released the list of possible charges against the 2 subjects.