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A Brooklyn teen driver who was attempting to escape from the police to avoid being arrested for marijuana lost control of his vehicle injuring a few people and killing a pedestrian

Dave Jones, a 21 year old pedestrian, was killed and several other people were injured in a car accident in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NYC  Sunday night. 18 year old Raymond Ramos was driving his Volkswagen Passat with two other occupants when he was pulled over by the police after they detected the smell of marijuana coming out of his car. Instead of pulling over the teenager sped off.  As he was fleeing from the police, Ramos hit another car and both vehicles careened onto the sidewalk where Ramos’s car hit a pedestrian. The two occupants of Ramos’car and the driver of the other car all sustained non life threatening personal injuries. The pedestrian, Dave Jones suffered a critical head injury and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Ramos was arrested and charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Vehicular Assault, First Degree Reckless Endangerment, Fleeing Officer in Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, and Traffic Device Violation. Read more in the Gothamist

The death of David Jones and the arrest of Raymond Ramos reminds us of  4 year old Ariel Russo who was also killed on the New York City streets  by a teenager trying to flee the police (see previous blog)