One teen is in custody and warrants are pending against another following a pursuit of a stolen car that crashed into a Crestview business during the early morning hours of August 26th.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies learned a 2012 Nissan Altima reported stolen out of Destin had triggered a Flock license plate reader camera around 2 a.m. The stolen vehicle was heading eastbound on Highway 90 near Crestview.
When a deputy attempted a traffic stop, the car sped off. After about a one mile pursuit the car’s driver lost control and crashed into a building at 302 Main Street. The car began smoking and OCSO deputies, with the assistance of Crestview Police Department officers, went inside the smoke-filled business. They found two injured suspects on the ground near the driver’s door. They got the suspects to safety and both were eventually taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries caused in the crash.
18-year old Mylick Jackson of Crestview is now charged with grand theft auto. Warrants are pending on a second individual.
EMS, the Crestview Fire Department, and others assisted at the scene..
The fire destroyed both the stolen car and the building.