Juvenile killed after pursuit ends in rollover crash - WKRN News 2

Juvenile killed after pursuit ends in rollover crash

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Carmilla Ellison, 36 Carmilla Ellison, 36

A juvenile was killed and two others injured in a north Nashville crash after a short chase early Thursday morning.

Police stated the Toyota Corolla involved in the accident just before 1 a.m. on Jefferson Street was stolen Monday night during an armed robbery on Illinois Avenue.

The two-minute chase began on Herman Avenue when the suspects, two juveniles and Carmilla Ellison sped off after officers spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The 16-year-old driver ultimately crashed the stolen car on Jefferson Street near the intersection of 21st Avenue North, slamming into a parked truck and forcing it into a residence.

"I was lying in the bed; my bedroom is right up over here. I could hear them coming, squealing tires; it sounded like a high speed chase," resident Preston Bronaugh said.

He continued, "I got up and sure enough, then all the sirens were in place and I heard police screaming at the people in the car, telling them, ‘Show me your hands! Show me your hands!'"

The vehicle flipped before coming to a rest on its roof, killing the second juvenile, later identified as 16-year-old Kristopher Howard.

Police said Howard was partially ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The teenage driver was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he has since been treated and released.

Ellison was also transported to the hospital and has since been released and jailed.

Authorities told News 2 they had been actively searching for the stolen vehicle involved in the crash, adding that it was used in multiple robberies in west Nashville.

The teen driver involved in the crash faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, auto theft, aggravated robbery and evading police, among others.

Following her release from the hospital, Ellison was charged with auto theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. At the time of the crash, she was free on bond on a felony cocaine charge.

No one inside the home was injured during the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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