Police chase ends in fatal accident

HOUSTON It started at Gulf Freeway near Howard and ended on River near Ogden. Police say the truck involved was possibly linked to a disturbance at a bar. However, when an officer stopped the driver near Howard and walked up to the truck, the driver took off.

Police say Arturo Aviles was driving a red 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck eastbound in the 8100 block of River Drive at a high rate of speed. Unaware of a curve in the road, Aviles drove into a ditch in front of a residence, struck a concrete driveway and lost control of the pickup. The vehicle then struck a tree, rolled over and landed upside down.

Aviles, 26, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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