Tragic Ending for Texas Teens Who Live Streamed Crash in Stolen Car
Four teenage boys, age 13 - 15, in Abilene took to social media to live stream themselves moments before their stolen car crashed, killing one of the boys.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that according to the Abilene Police Department, the accident happened on Wednesday, June 22 after a “concerned parent” saw the live video on their sons social media and called the police at 3:40am.
The four boys had stolen a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe from a home in Abilene earlier that morning and one parent said they may have been planning to drive to Dallas, about 140 miles away.
Abilene Police Officers spotted the car shortly after 4am at a motel close to U.S. Highway 351 and Interstate 20. According to the Abilene Police Department's Facebook page, the Audi hit an unoccupied police car and fled the scene. Abilene Police did not pursue the Audi.
A few minutes later the Audi hit a traffic pole at a high rate of speed. It was originally reported that the the 13 year old passenger was ejected from the vehicle. That passenger was taken to a local hospital and would later be pronounced dead. It was later reported that the passenger was not ejected.
In an updated Facebook post from the Abilene Police department, the 13 year old driver was taken to the hospital, treated then released and taken into custody. He was arrested and charged with Theft of Property, Evading Arrest, Directive to Apprehend, and Murder and taken to the Taylor County Juvenile Detention Center.
A 14 year old boy was taken to a hospital in Lubbock and treated for burns while a 15 year old boy was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Because of their ages, no names were given.