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The Latest: False plates spurred chase that ended in crash – Cause of Deaths Released by Coroner

The Latest: False plates spurred chase that ended in crash – Cause of Deaths Released by Coroner

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

December 1st, 2017

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) β€” Southwestern Indiana police say a pursuit that ended when a fleeing motorist crashed into another car, fatally injuring two children, began when officers tried to stop the man because his car had false plates.
Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum said Thursday that Wednesday night’s chase lasted about four minutes and ended when 26-year-old Fredrick McFarland ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle at that intersection.
The crash fatally injured 7-month-old Prince Carter and his 2-year-old sister, Princess Carter. Cullum says the deaths are the first in Evansville involving a police chase since September 2009.
Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear says autopsies show both Prince and Princess Carter both died from multiple blunt force trauma. Both deaths will be ruled a homicide. Arrangements for both children are pending at Osborne Funeral Home in Evansville. Cullum says McFarland remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
He says the woman driving the car carrying the two youngsters was hospitalized with serious injuries and her passenger has life-threatening injuries.

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