Wreck at end of Waco police chase leaves 2 dead

June 24, 2011 6:10:56 AM PDT
A wreck following a police chase in Central Texas has left two people in the fleeing vehicle dead.

Waco police say the car went out of control around midnight Thursday and hit a telephone pole, killing a man and a woman.

Police say another man who was in the car ran away. Police early Friday detained a possible suspect. No charges were immediately filed.

Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says an officer tried to stop the car for a traffic violation when the vehicle sped off. Swanton says the car was being driven at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner so police ended the pursuit. The vehicle then went out of control and struck the pole.

Names of the dead weren't immediately released. Autopsies have been ordered.