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Teen dies after chase near Kingsland

David Sessions, Jamal Jones (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office) David Sessions, Jamal Jones (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office)
David Sessions (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office) David Sessions (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jamal Jones (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office) Jamal Jones (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office)
KINGSLAND, GA (WTOC) -

A Florida teen who was in a crash on Wednesday near Kingsland died Friday.

Kyrsten Q. Veal, 16, of Sanford, Fla., had been listed as missing/runaway on July 29 in Seminole County, Fla., died in a crash in Camden County. David L. Sessions, 24, of Sanford, Fla., was also killed.

Veal and Sessions were riding in a 2012 Dodge Charger driven by Jamal D. Jones, 19, of Sanford, Fla. The Camden County Sheriff's Office said the car hit a tree just off Highway 17 near the intersection with Daisy Avenue.

A sheriff's deputy tried to pull over the Dodge Charger at about 2 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 95. Jones took off and continued southbound, according to the sheriff's office. Kingsland police had put out stop sticks at Exit 3 in an attempt to stop the car.

Jones swerved trying to hit the officers as he drove by them, according to the sheriff's office.

The chase continued into Florida. Jones exited I-95 at Exit 380 and started north on Highway 17 toward Georgia, according to the sheriff's office. Jones continued speeding through downtown Kingsland and Georgia State Patrol trooper joined the pursuit.

The trooper used the bumper of his car to get the Charger to stop and end the chase north of Kingsland near Daisy Avenue, according to the sheriff's office. The Charger was cut in half by the force of the impact.

Jones and Veal were taken to Shands in Jacksonville. Jones is in serious condition at the hospital.

Jones is currently charged with aggravated assault by the Kingsland Police Dept. He's charged with felony fleeing and attempting to elude, aggressive driving, reckless driving and a window tint violation. More charges are pending.

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