2 ar­rested af­ter stolen-car crash killed woman, 89

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The driver and pas­sen­ger in the stolen ve­hi­cle that ran a stop light on Mon­day, crash­ing into two other ve­hi­cles and killing an 89-year-old woman, have been ar­rested, records show.

Seneca Howard, 33, and his pas­sen­ger Deonte Jamel Bon­vino Slaugh­ter, 27, were ar­rested Mon­day evening, Howard on charges of grand theft of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and Slaugh­ter on pos­ses­sion of meth with in­tent to dis­trib­ute. Orlando po­lice spokesman Sgt. David Baker said traf­fic homi­cide de­tec­tives are still work­ing the crash in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Howard was driv­ing a stolen red Nis­san Mon­day about 11:30 a.m. when he ran a red light at Cen­tral Boule­vard and West­more­land Drive, crash­ing into two other ve­hi­cles, Baker said. Sam­mie Lee John­son, 89, was a pas­sen­ger in a 2011 black Toy­ota fourdoor stopped at the in­ter­sec­tion, when the ve­hi­cle was hit head-on, killing her, Baker said. The driver, Stephanie Denise House, 63, was se­verely in­jured and taken to the hos­pi­tal. Baker said it was not im­me­di­ately clear if the ve­hi­cle’s other pas­sen­ger, Bruce Cedric John­son, 61, was in­jured. The third pas­sen­ger in the stolen red Nis­san, Valka­ria Beatrice Craw­ford, 28, was also se­verely in­jured, and was taken to the hos­pi­tal, along with Howard and Slaugh­ter. Craw­ford was not ar­rested.

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