Dash cam video shows high-speed chase that ended in fatal crash

Abigail Espinosa, 18, was passenger in car driven by suspect, police say

By Jenise Fernandez - Reporter

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.
 

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