Man dies after fleeing traffic stop, crashing in Deltona, deputies say

Man dies after fleeing traffic stop, crashing in Deltona, deputies say

DELTONA, Fla. — A driver who fled an attempted traffic stop for a seat belt violation and later crashed into a vehicle in Deltona has died, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

At about 11:45 a.m. Thursday, a deputy attempted to pull over a white Chevrolet Camaro in the area of Elkcam and Providence boulevards.

Deputies said the driver was spotted fleeing west on Elkcam and then to Normandy Boulevard. None of the deputies initiated a pursuit.

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Around 11:50 a.m., deputies said the Camaro crashed into a black Volkswagen Beetle at the intersection of Howland Boulevard and Wolfpack Run.

The Camaro driver, 26-year-old Devonte Martin, was unresponsive at the scene of the crash, deputies said. Martin later died of his injuries, according to deputies.

The driver of the Volkswagen suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

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Fleeing driver/traffic crash 1/9/2020

*Update: The driver of the Camaro, 26-year-old Devonte L. Martin (DOB 10/22/1993), died Thursday night of injuries sustained in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at Central Florida Regional Hospital. DRIVER FLEEING FROM TRAFFIC STOP CRASHES IN DELTONA A driver who fled from an attempted traffic stop for a seatbelt violation Thursday sped out of the deputy’s sight and later crashed into a vehicle in Deltona, injuring the other driver and causing life-threatening injury to himself. Around 11:42 a.m., a deputy tried to pull over a white Chevrolet Camaro in the area of Elkcam and Providence boulevards. The driver fled west on Elkcam and then to Normandy Boulevard, as the vehicle was spotted by several other patrol deputies. None of those deputies initiated a pursuit. About 7 minutes later, around 11:49 a.m., the Camaro crashed into a black Volkswagen Beetle at the intersection of Howland Boulevard and Wolfpack Run. The Camaro driver, a 26-year-old Orlando man, was unresponsive at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Volkswagen, an 18-year-old Deltona man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, where the Camaro driver was in critical condition Thursday afternoon. His identity is not being released at this time pending notification of his family members.

Posted by Volusia Sheriff's Office on Thursday, January 9, 2020