Update Thursday 1:48 p.m.
A duo accused of stealing a car and crashing it in North Nashville in the early hours of this morning -- killing a backseat passenger -- faces a variety of charges and may have links to an earlier car theft.
Driver Derrick Thomas, 16, of Torbett Street, was treated and released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He's being booked into juvenile detention and will be facing charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, evading police, driving without a license, curfew violation and auto theft.
The front seat passenger, Carmilla Ellison, 36, was admitted to Vanderbilt. She will be booked into jail upon her release on arrest warrants charging her with auto theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was free on bond on a felony cocaine charge from October at the time of the accident.
Killed at the scene was Kristopher Howard, 16, of Clifton Avenue, who was partially ejected.
A police report said two young men robbed a Christmas-party goer on Monday, taking her purse and car keys at gunpoint. They apparently came back later for her 2011 Toyota Corolla. The driver, Thomas, lost control two minutes after police started chasing him and jumped the curb on the 1800 block of Jefferson Street, rolling the car and striking a parked pickup.
The armed robbery is similar to one Sunday of a 30-year-old man on 32nd Avenue North, who was forced to surrender the keys to a red Pontiac Grand Am to two young men, the report said. The Grand Am was recovered disabled just after midnight on Christmas Eve.
A teenager died and two other people were injured after a car crashed following a short police pursuit early Thursday morning in Nashville.
WSMV reported Nashville police spotted a Toyota Camry, which was reported stolen and seen in several armed robberies, and tried to pull the vehicle over just before 1 a.m. The driver of the Camry sped away from police, hit a curb, and flipped over into a parked truck forcing the vehicle into a home. No one inside the home was injured.
A teenager passenger inside the Camry died at the scene. Crews drove the driver and the other passenger to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
The identities of the people inside the car haven't been released.
Contributing: The Tennessean, WSMV