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Port Orange Observer Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 1 year ago

Occupants of stolen vehicle die after crash

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The suspects' vehicle crashed into a tree after running over two spike strips along Willow Run Boulevard.

Two males led law enforcement on a high-speed chase on Dec. 13 after the suspects stole a 2016 Mercedes at gunpoint in Daytona Beach earlier in the day, according to an incident report released by the Port Orange Police Department.

Police first spotted the vehicle heading southbound on Nova Road approaching Reed Canal Road.

With assistance from the Volusia County Sheriff Office’s AIR-1 helicopter and, Port Orange police followed the vehicle to the front of the Port Orange Pavilion on Williamson Boulevard, where the suspect was driving recklessly. The driver accelerated when law enforcement turned on their sirens and attempted to stop the vehicle.

Two successful spike strips were used on the vehicle along Willow Run Boulevard by VCSO. The vehicle crashed into a tree on the south side of the roadway in front of Port Orange Fire Station 73.

The driver, 20-year-old Dominque Saint-Vil, of Daytona Beach, and the passenger, a 17-year-old Daytona Beach resident, were taken to Halifax Heath, where they were pronounced dead.

A Smith and Wesson handgun, which was stolen in a car break-in on Nov. 21 in Edgewater, was found in the vehicle.

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