A fiery crash involving a stolen car in Martin County left four people dead, Martin County police said.
Police were chasing a stolen car, a 2018 Chevy Camaro, that was speeding eastbound when it rear-ended a 2012 Mazda carrying four people. The Mazda then hit a home-heating-oil truck on Route 25 near Northeast Road and burst into flames, authorities said.
“This morning I came out to go shopping and I turn the corner and there’s a car in flames right in front of me,” said a 62-year old woman who lives on the road where the accident had happened.
“I got out and ran over and one policeman was trying to open the door. The flames were just too much for him.” The force of the crash ejected one occupant of the stolen Camaro, identified by relatives as a 19-year-old boy. A second occupant and the truck driver were taken to a hospital Martin County with non-life-threatening injuries.
All four occupants of the Mazda died at the scene.
Martin County Police were alerted to the stolen car and tracked it to an apartment complex about a mile from the crash scene.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious fiery accident involving four vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in the death of four people. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victims can have a closure. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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