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: Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $545 Million For Monday Night's Drawing
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: Patrick McDowell, Man Wanted For Killing Florida Deputy Has Unique Tattoos, Reward Reaches $54K
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: Biden Administration Unveils New Plan To Save DACA Immigration Program
Nobody else was in the car.