Woman dead in suspicious incident in Ormond Beach, police say

Investigation in the area of Granada Boulevard and Perrott Drive

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ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – A large law enforcement presence in Ormond Beach caused traffic issues Friday afternoon as officers investigated a suspicious death after a suspect vehicle fled a traffic stop and crashed, according to the police department.

According to the city of Ormond Beach, the incident happened in the area of West Granada Boulevard and South Perrott Drive.

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Police said they responded to the area Friday morning after receiving reports of a vehicle with a bullet hole in it. A possible suspect vehicle was then identified and located a short time later, police said.

The department said they tried to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled the traffic stop and crashed in the parking lot of a KFC on West Granada Boulevard. A man in the passenger seat ran away and hid in a nearby Dollar Tree store, where he was found and arrested.

In the crashed vehicle was a woman in the driver’s seat who was unresponsive and pronounced dead around 12:30 p.m.

Police are still investigating.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area to keep traffic light.

Check back with News 6 for updates.

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