Two Seriously Injured in Crash with Stolen Car, St. Pete Police Say
St. Petersburg police said they have four men in custody and charges are pending..
ST. PETERSBURG – Two women were seriously injured today (Nov. 24) when the car in which they were riding was involved in a collision with a stolen car, the St. Petersburg Police Department said.
Mae Speights, 61, who was driving one of the cars, suffered serious injuries in the crash. Her daughter, Yalanda Speights, 46, a passenger in the PT Cruiser, suffered critical injuries. Both were taken to a local hospital. At least three of the occupants in the stolen car, a Hyundai Elantra, were also taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
Police said they took four men into custody: Carl McKinley , 20; Lazarius Faulk, 19; Clifford Washington; 19; and Jaquez Rouse, 18. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
The crash happened about 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of 18th Avenue and 25th Street S in St. Petersburg.
Information about the crash is limited. Police said the investigation is continuing. They said an officer was flagged down about a carload of men in a Hyundai pointing a gun at someone.
The car, a stolen Hyundai Sonata, was later spotted going at a high rate of speed on 18th Avenue S. There was no police pursuit, officers said
Shortly after, the Hyundai and Pt Cruiser crashed. .
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