Westbound lanes at 1-10 near Federal Road reopens following fatal crash that stemmed from chase

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
WB lanes of I-10 open after fatal crash that stemmed from chase
According to HCSO, deputies were in pursuit of an alleged stolen vehicle with four men inside before it crashed out, causing one of the suspects to be ejected.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A police chase involving a stolen vehicle ended in a fatal crash that closed the westbound lanes of the East Freeway on Saturday, officials said.

The crash happened on the East Freeway near John Ralston Road.

Units with the Harris County Sheriff's Office were in pursuit of a reportedly stolen vehicle with four men on the inside after a traffic stop, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted.

Deputies followed the car until the driver began driving erratically, causing units to back off.

The pursuit stopped in the 1200 block of the East Freeway near Federal after the driver of the car being chased struck another vehicle and then crashed out, causing one of the four suspects inside to be ejected.

Officials said the occupants in the vehicle that was struck were not severely injured.

The remaining three then bailed on foot from the scene, but two were caught shortly after, HCSO said.

There is an active search for the third suspect, officials said.

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