Chase suspect dies after crashing into tree during NW Harris Co. pursuit

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Friday, October 30, 2020
Chase suspect dies after crashing into tree during pursuit
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Deputies say the suspect, a man in his 30s, crashed into an innocent driver before losing control and slamming into a tree.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A man trying to get away from deputies died when he crashed into a tree overnight.

Harris County Sheriff's Office says deputies tried to stop the driver in northwest Harris County around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies say the driver was speeding, failed to stop at a red light and went into more than one lane.

The driver, who authorities identified as Kaylup Deruise, a man in his 30s, took off and deputies chased him for 5 minutes before he clipped an innocent driver's car after running another red light.

Deruise then lost control and slammed into a tree on Barker Cypress and Tuckerton.

Deputies reported seeing Deruise throw objects out the window during the chase. They recovered a small bag they believe contains drugs, possibly methamphetamine.

The innocent driver was not hurt in the crash.