ORLANDO – Two suspects wanted over a murder in Orlando died Thursday evening when the car they were traveling in raced away from police and crashed into a canal.
Five people were traveling in the car when it left the road, before over-correcting and crossing the median, narrowly missing oncoming traffic and coming to rest in a drainage canal, WOFL-TV reported.
The two murder suspects died and their three companions were in critical condition.
Neither of the suspects, nor their alleged victim, have been named. Details of the initial crime were not available.
Police said they had been following the suspects' vehicle on John Young Parkway, believing only one of the wanted people was inside.
But when the patrol car activated its lights, the vehicle raced away and soon crashed, with no other vehicles involved in the incident.
Officers raced to where the car had come to rest upside down and found that the suspects were both still inside, and both were dead.