Authorities Look Into Cause of Triple Road Fatality — Was Police Pursuit a Factor?
In the aftermath of a horrific crash in which three people burned to death, questions have been raised as to whether police were in pursuit of one of the vehicles at the time and whether that pursuit may have led to the collision, according to news reports. Police acknowledge that, prior to the crash, undercover officers were following one of the vehicles because they suspected illegal activity. An attorney for the police officers told news reporters that the officers received multiple transmissions before the accident, instructing them to end the pursuit, and that they did.
Though Baltimore police have limited circumstances under which they can engage in a chase, it is unknown how far these officers had trailed the vehicle and whether they were using lights or sirens at the time. To family members of the victims, there are concerns that the chase was not stopped in time and that the accident resulted.
Baltimore’s police commissioner has promised an investigation.
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