Update: EPD releases body cam footage from Wednesday crash

Update

On Friday, Evansville Police released body camera footage from Wednesday's crash that took the lives of two children.

Watch Friday's EPD press conference here:

Sgt. Jason Cullum said that the body camera footage contradicts some comments made by the public on social media.

EPD addressed some of those comments in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Original Story

Evansville Police will be holding a press conference Friday surrounding Wednesday's crash that took the lives of two children.

Eyewitness News will be live streaming the press conference on Facebook at 2:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon, Evansville Police Department held a press conference on Wednesday night's fatal crash that marked the end of a police chase.

Sgt. Jason Cullum said the pursuit lasted only four minutes, and started at Evans and Bayard Park and ended on Linwood and Monroe avenue when the suspect, Fredrick McFarland, drove through an intersection and crashed into another vehicle.

According to authorities, seven-month-old Prince Carter was discovered outside of the vehicle. He died at the scene. Two-year-old Princess Carter was still in a car seat in the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital where she later died, according to police.

EPD said Janae Carter was driving. She is still in the hospital. Janae is the mother of Prince and Princess. Terrence Barker is the father. He was in the passenger seat. He is in life-threatening condition. 

Sgt. Cullum said Thursday that McFarland was still in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This will not be the first arrest for McFarland, Cullum said.

This is the first police chase in Evansville to end in a fatality since September of 2009, according to Cullum. 

EPD said it's investigating the chase, as it investigates every police chase. 

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(This story was originally published on December 1, 2017)


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