A woman was killed when her vehicle was struck during a police chase Tuesday afternoon on State Road 44 in Wildwood.
Laura Lee Price, 55, of Inverness, had been at the wheel of a Honda SUV when her vehicle was struck by a white 2007 BMW being pursued by Wildwood police at about 1:30 p.m. on State Road 44.
Price was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The BMW fled southbound on County Road 219 and ran a stop sign at the intersection of State Road 44, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.
The BMW collided first with the Honda SUV which overturned. The BMW then sideswiped a 2016 Chevy truck driven by 52-year-old Michael L. Simon of Grand Island and collided with a 2014 Mack tractor trailer driven by Eugene Randolph Jr., 53, of Jacksonville. The BMW became wedged underneath the trailer.
Simon suffered minor injuries while Randolph escaped injury.
Following the crash, one occupant of the BMW was apprehended as he attempted to flee on foot.
He has been identified as Anthony Nepoleon Brown, 27, of Ocala, and has been charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after an AK-47 rifle was found in the BMW after the crash.
He has been booked at the Sumter County Detention Center.
Another man who had been in the BMW fled the scene of the crash on foot. He remains at large.
He is said to be a African-American male with braided hair or dreads wearing black/red shorts and a white T-shirt. Anyone with information regarding this case or the second occupant is asked to contact the Wildwood Police, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, or the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 911, *FHP (*347) or your local Crime Stoppers.