DORAL (CBSMiami) – A driver in a stolen car who led police on a pursuit in Doral on Friday morning, has died after he crashed that vehicle into a canal.
According to Doral Police, officers tried to stop the driver of the stolen VW around 6:15 a.m. but he wouldn’t stop. Instead, he took off and police were hot on his heels. However, they stopped pursuing him when he left Doral city limits and drove onto an “unpaved, unsafe” area around NW 58th Street and 117th Avenue, according to police.READ MORE: Tropical Storm Warning Extended For Northern Gulf Coast Ahead Of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three
A short while later, police saw dust on a dark dirt road and then spotted the vehicle in the water.
Fire rescue divers went into the water to get the driver.READ MORE: Miami-Dade, Broward County Public Schools To Continue Free Summer Food Distribution
He was airlifted to a local hospital where he died. Miami Dade Police homicide is now handling the investigation.
Police say they believe he hit a guard rail before crashing into the water.MORE NEWS: 'We Need To Get To 70 Percent By July 4th': Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Hopes To Meet Biden Admin. Goal
Nobody else was in the car.