One killed in high speed chase with State Troopers
POSTED: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 12:32pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 9:14am
KETK Newsroom — One person was killed, another injured following a high speed chase in Smith County late Saturday evening.
The accident happened just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening off of FM 346 near County Road 188 in Bullard.
State Troopers attempted to pull over two men after they failed to obey a traffic signal. When troopers tried to pull the car over, the driver began speeding away.
Troopers chased the vehicle for several minutes, before laying out a set of spike strips. The driver ran over the strips, popping three of the tires, but he still continued to speed from officers.
The driver soon lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road flipping the car multiple times.
The driver was killed in the accident, while the passenger was taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
While investigating the accident, troopers found 4 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.