A teenager died Sunday morning after he and two friends allegedly crashed a stolen Maserati in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Law enforcement responded to a burglary-in-progress call around 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning with Flight and K9 Units, and ground patrol, according to a statement from the Pinella County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement reportedly spotted 15-year-old suspect Keondrick Lang opening the unlocked door of a luxury Maserati with his t-shirt while the keys were inside, the sheriff’s office continued.
Accompanying him were 15-year-old Mario Bonilla and 16-year-old Malachi Daniels, the statement noted. When ground patrol deputies attempted to stop the suspects, the driver accelerated to over 80mph. At this point, the deputies stopped their pursuit, and Lang lost control shortly after, driving over a curb, hitting a business sign, and flipping the car, according to sheriffs.
Bonilla was pronounced dead at the scene. Lang and Daniels were transported to a local area hospital with critical and life-threatening injuries respectively, the statement noted. Daniels is not expected to recover from his injuries, whereas Lang may survive, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news conference on Sunday.
FATAL CRASH: Pinellas Co. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will hold a press conference at 10AM to discuss a fatal crash involving a stolen vehicle and three male juveniles. As you can see, the car is unrecognizable. More updates to come. pic.twitter.com/QFyBYWCuDb
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Fox 13 video shared on social media appeared to show the destroyed Maserati in pieces in the parking lot of a strip mall. (RELATED: Haunting Video From Tampa Shows Ocean Disappearing)
“This is what happens when you’re an inexperienced driver at 3:30 in the morning driving 80 miles an hour and you lose it,” Gualtieri said at the conference. “And unfortunately one has lost his life, the other one looks like is going to lose his life and the other has some pretty serious injuries.”