NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – North Little Rock police have made an arrest after an accident that left two people dead and two injured Thursday night.
According to investigators, 20-year-old Mason Shaw of North Little Rock was taken into custody for his involvement in a crash that killed two passengers after their vehicle collided with another car during a high-speed pursuit.
Police say they attempted to make a traffic stop at around 11:33 p.m. Thursday night in the area of Smothers Street and East Washington Avenue. Shaw, who was driving the vehicle, failed to stop for officers and a pursuit began.
Investigators say Shaw’s vehicle collided with the other vehicle at the intersection of Locust Street and Bishop Lindsey Avenue, with all involved transported to a nearby hospital.
Officers say the driver of the other vehicle was injured, as was Shaw. Shaw’s two passengers, 16-year-old Keyvon White and 15-year-old Samartra Doyne, both died from their injuries at the hospital.
Shaw is now facing charges of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree battery and one count of felony fleeing.
Police say Shaw is still recovering from his injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY – Two people are dead and two are injured after a police chase led to a crash in North Little Rock.
According to the North Little Rock Police Department, officers attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Smothers Street and East Washington Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
After the driver failed to pull over, police said a chase began to the intersection of Locust Street and Bishop Lindsey Avenue.
During the chase, police said the fleeing car collided with another vehicle. The driver and the two passengers in the fleeing car were all injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to a release from the NLRPD.
Police said the two passengers in the fleeing car later died from their injuries and the driver is currently in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle struck was released from the hospital after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Police have not released the names of the victims at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation and information will be updated as it becomes available.