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Camaro driver who fled traffic stop dies overnight, deputies say

Deputies investigate wreck near RaceTrac in Deltona

Deputies say a Camaro crashed after fleeing a traffic stop.
Deputies say a Camaro crashed after fleeing a traffic stop. (News 6)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A man fleeing a traffic stop for a seat belt violation in his Chevrolet Camaro died at the hospital overnight, officials said.

Devonte L. Martin, 26, was taken to a hospital in critical condition after he crashed into another vehicle, critically injuring himself in the process, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they tried to pull over a white Camaro Thursday in the area of Elkcam and Providence boulevards around 11:40 a.m. Thursday but Martin sped off. A pursuit was not initiated.

About seven minutes later, the Camaro crashed into a black Volkswagen Beetle at the intersection of Howland Boulevard and Wolfpack Run, according to a news release.

Deputies said Martin was unresponsive at the scene of the crash. The 18-year-old man driving the Volkwagen suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


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