Man charged in Baychester police chase that killed 1

A 20-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after a police chase that ended in Baychester killed his passenger and left him injured.

According to police, the pursuit started when the two suspects, Francisco Santana-Pena and Starling Santana, were caught stealing tires from a Honda dealership in New Rochelle. Police followed them in a high-speed pursuit down I-95 into Baychester, where the suspects crashed into two parked cars on Gavan Avenue.

Santana-Pena, 24, died on impact, while the FDNY had to use the Jaws of Life to free Santana, who is now in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center.

For Chopper 12 footage of the fatal police chase that ended in Baychester, select iO Extra on Channel 612.

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