Multiple people injured in crash of stolen car in St. Petersburg, police say

Multiple people injured in crash of stolen car in St. Petersburg, police say
Woman critically injured in St. Pete crash
Police say the woman was the passenger of a blue PT cruiser that was driven by her mother, who sustained serious injuries. The stolen car was a Hyundai Sonata with four men inside, 20-year-old Carl McKinley, 19-year-old Lazarius Faulk, 19-year-old Clifford Washington and 18-year-old Jaquez Rouse. 

Earlier in the day an officer was flagged down and told there was a carload of men in Hyundai Sonata pointing a gun at someone. The car was later seen driving at a high speed down the road where the accident later happened. Police say the car was not pursued before the crash. 

Yolanda Speights and her mother, Mae were inside the PT Cruiser. Yolanda was taken to the hospital in critical condition, while Mae was hospitalized with serious injuries, according to police. 

ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – Police in St. Petersburg said they arrested four suspects in a crash involving a stolen vehicle.

Woman seriously injured after stolen car crashes in St. Pete

St. Petersburg police said it started around 2 p.m. Saturday when someone flagged down an officer to alert them to a "carload" of men in a Hyundai pointing a gun at someone.

The car was spotted driving at a high rate of speed on 18th Avenue South. Police said officers did not pursue the car, a Hyundai Sonata. 

Two of the men tried to evade officers, but were quickly detained. Another one was able to run away, but was arrested a short time later. Charges are pending.

A short while later, the Hyundai hit a PT Cruiser at the intersection of 18th Ave S. And 25th Street S.

At about 2:40 p.m., police say a stolen Hyundai Sonata hit a PT Cruiser at the intersection of 18th Ave S. And 25th Street S. 

All four people in the stolen vehicle tried to flee the scene. Three of them were arrested and taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The fourth was on the run for a few hours, but police caught up with him and made the fourth arrest.

Charges are pending against Carl McKinley, 20; Lazarius Faulk,19; Clifford Washington, 19; and Jaquez Rouse, 18.

The 46-year-old female passenger in the PT Cruiser was critically injured and taken to the hospital. Her mother, the 61-year-old female driver was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

Police say after the 911 call came in an officer spotted a Hyundai Sonata matching the description given, but according to Police they did not pursue the vehicle. Minutes later it crashed. It’s unclear if the driver of the Sonata saw a cruiser before the crash. @FOX13News pic.twitter.com/Vb6s3HasAC


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