Man killed by carjacking teen in chain-reaction police chase accident
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A man was killed in a car accident in Southeast last night after a chain reaction accident was caused by several carjackers who fled from police in a stolen Lexus.
Around seven p.m. on Friday, police spotted the Lexus, which was stolen in an armed robbery on Wednesday. They put their lights and sirens on and followed the car.
The carjackers fled at high speeds and struck a Nissan on East Capitol Street in Southeast. The Nissan spun out, struck a tree and then hit a Honda, which struck a Ford Expedition.
The occupants of the Lexus got on foot and fled toward Northeast. Police apprehended the driver, but the other two suspects got away.
The driver of the Nissan, 31-year-old Kenneth Morris Jr., was taken from the scene with injuries and died at the hospital.
The driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford did not require medical treatment at the scene.
The teen who police say was driving the stolen Lexus, David Mclane, 17, was arrested and charged as an adult with second-degree murder.
This case remains under investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the departments TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.