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2 teens killed after stolen car chase in Livonia

2 boys, 15 and 14, killed

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two teenage boys out joyriding in a stolen car in Plymouth Township were killed when they flipped the car following an aborted police chase, police said.

Cellphone video shows the teens peeling out and doing doughnuts in the Garfield Elementary School parking lot Saturday night. When the 1985 Mustang SVO turbo-charged classic was flipped at a high speed, it burst into flames.

Mark Wittson, 15, of Livonia, and Dequoia Carroll, 14, were killed. Wittson is the son of a South Lyon police officer.

"We're going to miss him," a family member said of Carroll. "He was a sweet, sweet boy."

Plymouth Township police said the boys found the car inside a garage inside the gates of the now shuttered National Concrete Co. The owner had parked his Mustang inside one of the garages with the keys left in the ignition.

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Police said the teens found the car, drove it to Livonia and did doughnuts while police arrived. There was a short chase, but police said they broke it off and the boys were driving on Plymouth Road and Haggerty when they lost control and flipped the car.

The owner of the Mustang was unaware that it had been stolen until police called him long after the accident, police said.


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