2 flee after crashing stolen SUV into parked car while racing, police say

2 flee after crashing stolen SUV into parked car while racing, police say
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Investigators are looking for two teens who fled the site where they crashed a stolen SUV while racing in a Madison neighborhood, police said.

Madison police said officers responded to a report of a crash at about 3 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Midvale Boulevard.

Witnesses told police a Toyota RAV4 and another small SUV were racing headed south on Midvale at around 70 mph when the driver of the RAV4 tried to pass a slower moving vehicle. He lost control and smashed the RAV4 into a parked car. The parked car was catapulted 40 yards into a tree, with the RAV4 coming to rest 50 yards farther south.

According to the report, a witness went to render aid and watched as the driver and a passenger fled on foot. He said they got into the other SUV that had been involved in the race.

An uninjured passenger and a 15-year-old boy were left behind in the RAV4, police said. The teen had suffered a leg injury.

The Toyota had been stolen a week ago from Big Sky Drive, where the SUV’s 23-year-old owner had parked outside of her apartment building, the report said.

The RAV4 and the parked car that was struck were both totaled, police said.

Police are looking to identify the driver of the stolen SUV. The uninjured passenger, who stayed with his hurt friend, claimed not to know the driver’s name.

Police described the driver as black, between 14 and 16 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a light-colored coat or sweatshirt.

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