Driver dies in crash during chase that reached 120 mph, police say
HOUSTON – A driver who led officers on a chase Friday that reached speeds of 120 mph was killed in a crash, according to police.
Houston police said the chase started about 12:30 a.m. when officers tried to stop a black Chevy Impala on the 610 East Loop for traffic violations. The driver sped up and led officers down several streets and freeways before turning onto S. Allen Genoa Road.
The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into vehicles at a used car dealership in the 100 block of S. Allen Genoa Road in the city of South Houston, police said.
The 23-year-old male driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. His identity has not been released.
An officer in one of the police cruisers that was pursuing the driver lost control when he was trying to avoid the crash, police said. The cruiser veered off the road and slammed into an electric power pole in the 1100 block of Avenue B.
The two officers inside the vehicle were not injured.
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