3 Dead: Murder Suspects Killed in Orlando Car Crash Identified
The names of the murder suspects killed in a car crash Thursday night on Princeton Street near Mercy Drive have been released.
Jason Carr, Jr., and Frank Whack, both of Orlando, and Keyonda Fordum (female) of Titusville, all 18 years old, died when the 2006 Chevy Impala fleeing from police overturned in a canal just after 7:00 p.m.
The car fled as cops attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver failed to negotiate a turn inthe road and the vehicle traveled across the center median, crossed the two east bound travel lanes of Princeton Street and ended up in a ditch upside down, investigators said.
Carr and Fordum were transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center were they were pronounced deceased. Whack was taken to Florida Hospital South and later died from his injuries.
Police said two of the dead suspects were wanted in connection with the murder of 42-year-old Robert L. Gibson, a street preacher.
Gibson was shot and killed in the 1500 block of south Westmoreland Drive on Tuesday. Police believe robbery was the motive for the killing.
It is not clear which of the deceased suspects were wanted for Gibson’s murder.
Police also said, a third suspect wanted for a separate murder was in the vehicle last night. It is also unclear if that individual is among the dead.
Two other passengers were in the vehicle last night, 18-year-old Tyreshall Pond (female), and Von Darius Whitlock, 18, both of Orlando.
Pond was taken to ORMC with critical injuries. Whitlock sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was also transported to ORMC.
Troopers are still trying to determine who was driving the Chevy Impala at the time of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.