POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A high-speed chase ended in a deadly crash early Saturday morning in Osceola County after authorities say three men tried to run away from deputies.
Deputies said the chase started when three men parked in an SUV outside of a house party in Davenport side-swiped a deputy's vehicle and fled the scene in a stolen, late-model Range Rover, Polk County Sheriff's Office wrote in a statement.
At around 1 a.m., authorities say they arrived at the home on Broad Oak Drive in Sol Terra after receiving a report of several people fighting. They did not find people fighting but did locate over 150 young people and adults at the house.
After the three men in the SUV drove off from deputies at the house party, they reportedly headed towards a nearby 7-Eleven store on Ronald Regan Parkway.
Law enforcement says another PCSO deputy found the SUV at the gas station and tried to arrest the people in the SUV, but they escaped and speeded away from the area.
The deputy tried to chase down the men in the SUV, but eventually lost sight of them, PCSO says.
The sheriff's office said the chase went from Polk County into Osceola County.
"When the deputy arrived at the intersection of Marigold and Peabody Road [in Osceola County], he observed that the SUV had crashed into a Honda Civic," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "The deputy apprehended one of the suspects who had been in the Range Rover, and deputies who arrived as backup apprehended two others."
The person in the Honda Civic that was hit by the men in the SUV was killed during the crash, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd confirmed during a news conference Saturday.
Authorities say there may be a fourth person who was in the car and has not yet been found.
Deputies say the SUV was stolen from Martin County in September 2022 and there was also a firearm in SUV, but the entire vehicle has not yet been searched. Detectives have not yet said who out of the men in the SUV was driving.
Jarquez Page, 23, Angel Rosello, 31, and Alaric McFarlane, 20, were the men accused of being in the car throughout the chase and have been arrested.
Two other people were charged for hosting an open house party, and another person was charged for battery on a law enforcement that occurred on the scene of the house party.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash and processing the vehicles involved. The PCSO is investigating the crimes that preceded the crash. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is assisting.