Titusville man causes crash in Melbourne, injuring juvenile, others

On 07/28/2022 at approximately 5:30 pm, the Melbourne Police Department received calls that two vehicles, a red vehicle and a black vehicle, were driving recklessly in the area of Lake Washington and Stewart actively striking each other.

A red Ford sedan, driven by Dominiquie Scott, from Titusville, was observed by officers driving into oncoming traffic in the area of Aurora and Mosswood and intentionally ramming a black Mercury sedan. Officers turned on their emergency overhead lights to conduct a traffic stop. The black Mercury stopped for the officers while the red Ford fled at a high rate of speed. The officers contacted the driver of the black Mercury sedan, who was identified through the investigation to be the victim..

Another officer observed the red Ford in the area of Stewart and Lake Washington. He was able to see the male driver as the vehicle passed him. The officer also observed damage to the vehicle consistent with this incident. As the vehicle continued north on Stewart, the officer attempted to stop the red Ford. The red Ford fled from the officer at a high rate of speed so the officer disengaged from the vehicle.

The incident began due to a domestic argument between the drivers of the vehicles. Through the investigation, probable cause for felony domestic violence charges was developed. The investigating officer relayed this information to the surrounding units.

Another officer then attempted to catch up to the red Ford as it was now traveling west on Parkway, still driving at a high rate of speed. As the officer was trying to catch up, he saw the red Ford drive into the intersection of Wickham and Parkway. The red Ford ran the red light and was struck by multiple vehicles.

The three occupants of the red Ford were ejected.

As officers arrived on scene, they began providing emergency medical treatment to the injured parties on scene. Multiple people were taken to local hospitals with injuries. The juvenile in the red Ford was airlifted to Arnold Palmer hospital in Orlando. At this time, all involved are believed to be in stable condition.

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