Orange County

2 arrested after crash cancels Winter Garden Christmas parade


WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — 4 a.m. update:

Terryous Baker has been booked into the Orange County Jail on multiple charges.

He’s being held without bond and is expected to make his initial court appearance Monday.

Winter Garden Police also arrested Elizabeth Chavez, 24, on an outstanding warrant.

Police say Chavez was a passenger in the car Baker was driving at the time of the crash.

Earlier story:

An investigation is underway after a vehicle crashed in downtown Winter Garden, canceling its Golf Cart Christmas Parade.

At approximately 5:55 p.m., Winter Garden police were preparing to close the roads for the parade.


Police said, before the parade reached downtown, a driver of a car approached downtown on Plant Street, traveling at a high rate of speed.

A police officer attempted to slow the driver down and was almost hit by the car.

The driver continued to accelerate, crashing into another car.

The driver ran away and was apprehended by an off-duty officer from another jurisdiction who was in the crowd.

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According to police, there were no reported injuries in the large crowd gathered to watch the parade.

The driver of the second vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.

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Police said there was a woman and two juveniles in the car when the suspect ran.

Police arrested 27-year-old Terryous Jorelle Baker. He was charged with having no valid driver’s license, possession of narcotics without a prescription, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and child neglect.

Baker told police that he ran because he knew he had a warrant.

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