Stolen Mustang crashes following police chase; 2 Livonia teens killed
Mustang was stolen from local classic car garage before fatal crash, police said
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two teenagers were killed Saturday night in a crash after stealing a Mustang from a local classic car garage and leading police on a chase through Plymouth Township.
Livonia police responded to reports of a white Ford Mustang driving erratically in the parking lot of Garfield Elementary School on Arthur Street at about 9:20 p.m. Neighbors shot cell phone video of the Mustang doing doughnuts in the parking lot.
When deputies responded, they located a vehicle that matched the caller’s description.
Police said they attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle quickly fled with its headlights off. Police pursued the vehicle with their emergency lights on but quickly terminated the chase for the safety of the public.
Authorities say they received a call a short while later that a white Mustang had crashed, and that two occupants inside the vehicle were dead. The Mustang had crashed into a minivan and then hit the cement embankment.
The husband and wife in the minivan were not injured.
The two occupants of the Mustang were 14-year-old boys from Livonia. One of the boys was identified as Deqouia Carroll.
"He was a sweet, sweet boy," family member Michael Frye said. "I'm going to miss him dearly."
Family and friends gathered at the crash site Sunday to remember the boys.
"They hung out together all the time but this decision they made last night was a fatal one unfortunately," Fye said. "He mad a bad decision one night and this is what happens. We need kids to think about this."
The teenagers were freshmen at Churchill High School in Livonia.
Michigan State Police and the Plymouth Township Police Department are assisting Livonia police with investigating the crash.
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