COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Dash cam video released this week shows a dramatic high-speed chase between police officers and two teenagers earlier this month that ended in a deadly crash.
The chase began Dec. 2 at an apartment complex in Coconut Creek after officers received a call about a noise complaint.
Police said an officer smelled alcohol and marijuana coming from inside a car. When the officer approached the car, he saw a bottle of liquor and a green, leafy substance, authorities said.
Police said the officer tried to talk to the driver, Fabreece Ductan, 19, but he took off.
Authorities said the chase that ensued spanned 2 to 3 miles.
Police eventually lost sight of the driver and said the car ended up veering into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle on Rock Island Road.
Abigail Espinosa, 18, was a passenger in the suspect's car, authorities said.
Dash cam video shows the moment when officers arrived at the scene of the crash, and also shows first responders taking Espinosa to a hospital, where she later died.
Ductan is expected to face charges in connection with the fatal crash.