The pursuit started over a car that was stolen earlier this month. The owner of the stolen car thought he spotted it and reported it to officers, who tried to perform a traffic stop.
The driver took off, and led officers on a high speed pursuit for about 10 minutes.
The driver lost control and crashed into a tree on Evergreen near Kernel. The car burst into flames and police say the driver was trapped inside. Officers pulled the man out of the vehicle and started CPR, but they weren't able to save him.
HPD commanders & PIO are en route to a fatal crash in the 1900 blk of Evergreen Dr near Kernel St in SE Houston.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 22, 2021
Prelim info is a suspect who led officers on a vehicle pursuit is deceased on the scene. No other reports of injuries at this time. Please avoid the area. #hounews pic.twitter.com/RYTakM8zqb
The man has been identified only as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s. No one else was injured in the chase or crash.
Just a month ago, a woman was fatally hit by a car as she ran across I-10 following a pursuit. Harris County Sheriff's deputies chased suspects in a van across Houston's west side.
Eventually, the van crashed on the feeder road and two men and a woman jumped out. The suspects ran across the freeway, and the woman was hit by a car as deputies were in pursuit.
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