A Video From The Florida Sheriff Shows Teens Racing Away In A Stolen Maserati Before A Fatal Crash

A sheriff's office in Florida has made public a new video taken from a helicopter that shows the events leading up to a fatal collision that included three teenagers driving a Maserati that had been stolen.

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The unlocked Maserati was taken from a driveway in St. Petersburg shortly before 3:30 a.m., according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The three juveniles were eventually identified as 15-year-old Keondrick Lang, 16-year-old Malachi Daniels, and 15-year-old Mario Bonilla. The car's owner had also forgotten to remove the keys from the ignition.

The three juveniles were seen by a sheriff's helicopter that was in the vicinity for an unrelated vehicle break-in when it noticed them wandering down a road and getting closer to the expensive vehicle.

The teenagers are seen on aerial footage unlocking the doors to their vehicle before driving away. It was eventually determined that Lang was the person behind the wheel of the vehicle observed pulling out of the driveway and heading into the roadway over the grass.

As law enforcement officers approach the car from behind, it can be heard from the helicopter that the officers are commenting on how "normal" the vehicle's driving is along 62nd Avenue.

According to the sheriff's office, patrol officers made an effort to stop the youths driving the stolen automobile, but the kids refused to stop and sped up to nearly 100 miles per hour. In compliance with the department's policy of not engaging in pursuit, deputies did not go after the stolen car.

After continuing their reckless driving for a short distance, the driver of the Maserati eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a curb. After flying through the air and flipping over upon impact, the vehicle came to rest in the parking area of a local company.

The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Fox News.

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