Suspect arrested after deadly chase, crash in Marion County


NIGHT ENDED WITH TWO INNOCENT PEOPLE DEAD. THANKS FOR JOINING US. THE FIRST CRASH IN MARION COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY BACKED OFF THE CHASE BUT THE DRIVER STILL REVIEW A RED LIGHT AND HIT AND KILLED TWO WOMEN. WE ARE TALKING WITH THEIR CLOSE FRIENDS. LIVE AT THE CENTER OF THE INVESTIGATION, FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL HEADQUARTERS. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? IT HAPPENED AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE INVOLVING MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES, THEY PULLED OUT OF THE CHASE AHEAD OF THE RED LIGHT, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. THE CAR PLOWED INTO AN S.U.V. KINDERGARTEN THE TWO WOMEN INSIDE. TONIGHT THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WANT ANSWERS.>>SHE DIDN’T DESERVE THIS.>>CRYING INTO EA OTHER’S SHOULDERS, THEY GATHERED SATURDAY EVENING AT THE CRASH SITE IN MARION COUNTY WHERE IT SEEMS THERE ARE A MANY BROKEN CAR PIECES AS QUESTIONS.>>I WANT ANSWERS.>>Reporter: THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS IT WAS 10:30 FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL OVER A SPEAKING VEHICLE. INSTEAD OF STOPPING, THE DRIVER, 26 YEARS OLD, LED THEM ON A HIGH-SPEED CHASE. 5 MILES LATER, BEFORE 132nd STREET ROAD, DEPUTIES DECIDED TO PULL OUT OF THE CHASE. TROOPERS SAY HE RAN A RED LIGHT, CRASHED INTO AN S.U.V., AND SLAMMED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE PEOPLE IN THE THIRD CAR WERE NOT HURT, BUT IN THE S.U.V., I WOMAN AND HER PASSENGER WERE FOUND DEAD. THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO A LATE NIGHT DINNER.>>ROAD BLOCK, HOW DID THIS CHASE GO ON?>>LOVED ONES HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW HE HAS BEEN CHARGED SEVERAL TIMES WITH BUYING AND SELLING COCAINE, AND TICKETED FOR FAILING TO PROVIDE PROOF OF INSURANCE AND DRIVING WHILE HIS LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED.>>I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE DRIVER, BUT JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED.>>Reporter: WE WANTED TO KNOW HOW LONG THE PURSUIT WAS, AND IF DEPUTIES WERE ABLE TO PULL OUT SOONER. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THEY

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