Teen flees in stolen jeep, kills woman in crash. Now, officials accuse him of murder.

michigan teen steals car flees police crashes into and kills woman
Source: Macomb County Sheriff's Office, Mega

May 5 2021, Updated 12:42 p.m. ET

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A 17-year-old Michigan boy stole a Jeep from a dealership, fled from police and killed a 20-year-old woman in a crash, police say. 

Authorities have now charged the teen in connection to the woman's murder. 

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On April 30, Sterling Heights police were dispatched to a car dealership after reports of reckless driving, according to authorities.

Police said surveillance video footage showed four individuals broke into the dealership and stole several vehicles.

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When the first officer arrived at the scene, authorities said a red 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee sped out of the parking lot.

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According to police, Angelo Rickey Smith, 17, was behind the wheel, but there was another individual inside the vehicle at the time.

Police chased the Jeep, but authorities said the SUV sped through the suburban city and called off their pursuit. 

Smith continued driving at speeds over 100 mph and ran red lights at every major intersection, authorities said.

After running a red light at one of the intersections, Smith crashed into a Chevrolet Malibu, which killed the 20-year-old woman driving, Click On Detroit reported. The victim has not been identified. 

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The collision between the Jeep and the Malibu caused them to crash into a third vehicle, a Hyundai Sonata, police said. Authorities said the driver and passenger of the Hyundai sustained minor injuries.

Smith was injured during the crash and was taken to a hospital, police said. He was then placed in custody. 

The passenger in the Jeep ran away from the scene and has not been found, according to authorities.

Smith was charged with felony murder, second-degree murder, first-degree fleeing a police officer, second-degree fleeing a police office and commission of a felony with a motor vehicle, police said.

While Smith is being held on a $100,000 bond, he is still at the hospital because of his injuries, cops said.


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