Car thief flees toward airport after crash in West Melbourne, police say

Police search for man near Orlando-Melbourne International Airport

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – Police are looking for a man who they said crashed a stolen car, then fled on foot in West Melbourne, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. Friday on Wickham Road near NASA Boulevard, West Melbourne police Capt. Rich Cordeau said.

The driver, who wore a blue T-shirt, fled toward the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport property, Cordeau said.

No other details were immediately available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.