The body of a missing 18-year-old was found a few days after the car he was driving crashed into a creek in Alabama during a police chase.
A news release from the Decatur Police Department says that on March 27, police were called to a report of a robbery. They were given a description of the getaway car and the robbery suspects.
Later, the police found the car and tried to pull it over for speeding.
Police say the driver ran away and led them on a high-speed chase down an Alabama highway until the car went over a median and into Flint Creek.
Police say that one man was able to get out of the car before it sank and swim to shore.
AL.com said that that man was the driver, and he was taken into custody.
Police say that the passenger was also able to get out of the sinking car, but it was hard for her to stay afloat in the river.
Officers tried to get to the passenger, but he went under and they couldn’t reach him, police said.
Ismael Tariq Smith, 21, from Huntsville, Alabama, was named as the driver of the car. Police said that he was booked into the Morgan County Jail on one count of murder with the death penalty.
Photos and videos posted by the Morgan County Rescue Squad show that rescue crews looked for the missing man for days.
The post below confirms the news:
On April 1, a person told the Decatur police that they had found the body of a dead man in Flint Creek.
The body was found, and it turned out to be the 18-year-old passenger who had been missing.
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