Update: driver in chase, fatal crash had an illegal handgun, police say


Evansville Police said a loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle driven by Frederick McFarland.

Police said McFarland had four prior handgun violations in Vanderburgh County, most recently in September of 2017.

Police said they will seek additional charges against McFarland related to the illegally possessed gun.



Original story

Evansville Police will be holding a press conference Thursday afternoon on the fatal crash which police said stemmed from a police chase involving 26-year-old Frederick McFarland.

The press conference is taking place at 3:45 p.m.

Police said McFarland may have been driving a stolen car. On a routine license plate check, officers tried to talk to McFarland when he allegedly took off speeding through an Evansville neighborhood last week.

The chase lasted four minutes before McFarland crashed into a car driven by Janae Carter.

Seven-month-old Prince Carter died at the scene. Two-year-old Princess Carter died at the hospital.

The chase lasted 4 minutes before McFarland crashed into a car driven by Janae Carter.

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(This story was originally published December 7, 2017)

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