Second Alabama Teen Dies After Police Chase

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Police say a second teen has died after a car being chased by police at high speeds crashed into a ditch and threw all four passengers from the vehicle.

Authorities say 18-year-old Richard Hamilton was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. A 17-year-old died at the scene of Tuesday night's wreck. Nineteen-year-old Jacob Cartee and an unnamed 15-year-old boy were also injured. Police say all four were not wearing seat belts.

The teens were in a 1993 Ford Mustang that had been reported stolen earlier Tuesday. Police say they had been looking for a similar vehicle linked to an unrelated assault.

Police say Cartee was driving and refused to stop, at times driving more than 80 mph before crashing into the ditch on Grelot Road.


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