A 15-year-old boy is dead and a 14-year-old girl is critically injured after a police chase in Miami-Dade early Wednesday morning, according to police.
Miami-Dade police officers received a call about a suspicious vehicle around 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to the latest press release.
Around that time, officers saw a “vehicle matching the description” traveling eastbound on SW 56th Street “at a high rate of speed,” according to the press release, which continued: “Officers attempted to approach the vehicle to investigate further, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a concrete pillar.”
The 15-year-old driver crashed this Audi while being chased by the police.
After the crash, concerned onlookers watched behind yellow police tape as investigators examined the white Audi in crumpled pieces and flipped onto its side, according to video broadcast by NBC6. The engine fell off the car and was lying on the road, the pictures show.
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Police are now investigating whether the 15-year-old driver had a license to drive his mother’s vehicle, Argemis Colome, public information officer for the Miami-Dade Police Department, told PEOPLE, noting that they believe the mother did not know her car was missing.
Police have not released the name of the teenage driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami-Dade EMS.
The 14-year-old girl – whose name has also not been released by police – was transported in the vehicle to HCA Florida Kendall Trauma Center and was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon, according to police.
A GoFundMe, raising money for the family to cover “expenses related to this tragedy,” identifies the 14-year-old as Jazmin Keltz. The fundraiser raised more than $8,000.
“They want to know what happened and why it happened and how it happened,” Michael Feiler, an attorney representing Jazmin’s family, told NBC’s WESH2. “We all want to see our children grow up and wish them the best, and in my personal experience, there is no greater tragedy than the possibility of losing a child.”
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