Police search for driver in crash that killed girl in Baltimore

A few stuffed animals, some scattered pieces from the cars and painted markings, which show where the vehicles came to rest only hint at the tragedy which occurred when an effort to catch a man who killed one youth led to the death of another.
 
"I heard a really big boom in my house.  I wasn't sure exactly what it was,” said Prize Bailey, who lives down the street from the crash. “I actually thought a tree of something had been hit by lightning cause it had just stopped raining.  I come outside and all I see is smoke.  Smoke was everywhere."
 
Baltimore City police say they had been looking for the white Ford sedan with Illinois plates after a double shooting that left a 16-year-old dead in Southwest Baltimore.
 
But when they spotted the car Tuesday night, the suspect sped away, crashing into an SUV with a mother and two children inside on the city's eastside.
 
"You just saw the mom... she jumped out, but she was really... when I say badly wounded, she couldn't even stand up and she (was) just collapsing... kept collapsing saying, 'My baby!  Oh, God.  Not this one.  My baby.  My baby,'" recalled Bailey.
 
Total strangers pulled over and jumped out of their cars to try to help, but their efforts to save the life of the 12-year-old girl who had been riding in the front passenger's seat would be in vain.
 
 
"You just saw them pulling her door... her car door where the baby was stuck,” said Bailey. “All you could see (was) the baby was mangled like a can of tuna.  All you could see was her head like this.  They kept trying to pull her head back, and she came back to the car, and she said, 'Oh no.  She's gone.  She's dead.  She's dead.  My baby is dead.'"
 
Police claim they had backed off on the pursuit as the car accelerated to a high rate of speed, and somehow the driver managed to slip away on foot in the chaos after the crash.
 
"We know that our officers lost sight of that vehicle, and when the person driving that car entered the intersection, our officers were nowhere near it,” said Lt. Eric Kowalczyk, a spokesman with the Baltimore City Police Department, “He's responsible for taking the life of a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy and we want to find him.  We're going to need the public's help to do that."
 
Police believe the suspect was injured in the crash and may have sought medical attention.
 
If you have any information that may help identify him, you’re asked to call them immediately.
 
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