A Winter Garden Christmas Parade was canceled after a man crashed his car along the route. Terryous Baker then attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by an off dury police officer.
Baker had two children in the car when it crashed.
Terryous Baker and Elizabeth Chavez are facing several charges after Baker was speeding close to crowds during a Winter Garden Golf Cart Christmas Parade.
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The Orlando Weekly reported:
A Christmas parade in Winter Garden was canceled following a crash along the route.
The Golf Cart Christmas Parade was set to begin on Sunday evening when police say 27-year-old Terryus Baker crashed his car along the route. Authorities in Winter Garden say they were in the process of closing the roads when Baker approached a barricade at high speed. They claim that the vehicle almost hit an officer before continuing on to crash into another car.
Following the crash, police say Baker attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by an off-duty officer attending the parade.
Winter Garden golf cart parade! Guy tried to run away after doing a hit and run. Lucky he was arrested. @fox35orlando @WFTV @WESH @news6wkmg @orlandosentinel pic.twitter.com/hEfXkUGJta
— Jason ”JJ” Jose (@Jason_Jose) December 13, 2021
In Baker’s car were two children and 24-year-old Elizabeth Chavez. Chavez was arrested on an unrelated warrant.
Terryous Baker & Elizabeth Chavez are facing several charges this morning after police say baker was speeding close to crowds during a Winter Garden parade.
Officers say 2 kids were in the car but were not hurt.
More details ahead at 6 a.m. @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/JCNHfBDMYV
— Ezzy Castro (@EzzyCastro) December 13, 2021