One teen is dead and another ‘may not survive’ after they stole Maserati with keys still inside from Hurricane-Ian hit Florida county, then flipped the vehicle at high speed -Daily Mail
Three teens stole an unlocked Maserati in northeast Pinellas County and crashed the car, killing one and injuring another.
Keondrick Lang, Mario Bonilla, and Malachi Daniels were checking door handles for unlocked cars when Lang saw a Maserati door open and took the keys. Deputies in a helicopter spotted the boys and tried to stop the car, but the Maserati took off.
These three teens stole the vehicle, fled from police, and crashed after seeing a helicopter. The owner left the car unlocked with keys inside, and the car was a total loss. The teens’ parents were distraught over the crash.
A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot spotted three boys driving the Maserati at high speed, and the car continued to accelerate until it crashed into a business sign and killed one of the 15-year-old passengers. The 16-year-old backseat passenger was the teen who suffered life-threatening injuries.
Pinellas County law enforcement has sought to address juvenile car thefts, and two teens were arrested after stealing cars from their schools. The sheriff said the parents of one of the suspects had noticed some concerning behavior and were trying to work through it.
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