ABILENE, Texas — Police in Texas said that a group of teenagers in a stolen Audi crashed into a police patrol car before speeding off and crashing a second time, killing a 13-year-old in the car.
The Abilene Police Department said in a news release that two 13-year-olds, a 14-year-old, and a 15-year-old were all inside the car that had been reported stolen when it crashed.
The parents of one of the teenagers called police at 3:40 a.m. to say that they were concerned their son and others were livestreaming on social media in a stolen Audi, KIDY reported. Police said the teens were believed to be heading to the Dallas area.
Just before 4 a.m., Callahan County sheriff’s deputies alerted Abilene police to a convenience store theft that investigators believed was carried out by the group of teens in the stolen car, KTAB reported.
Abilene police said in the news release that officers found the teens in the stolen car at a hotel, where the Audi crashed into an unoccupied patrol vehicle. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the teens took off in the car, but police did not chase them.
At 4:09 a.m., the Audi was speeding when it crashed into a traffic pole, KIDY reported.
Police said that the 13-year-old boy who was killed had been thrown from the car in the crash. Police said the other 13-year-old was behind the wheel at the time. Officers said in a news release that the 13-year-old driver faces multiple felony charges.
None of the children involved were identified.
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