Overnight police chase ends with suspect's car flipping over

A suspect who led police on a chase in Killeen, had to be rescued when the car he was in, landed on him.

An early morning car chase in Killeen ended with the vehicle flipping over.

Killeen Police tried to pull over the vehicle for running a red light at the intersection of Rancier Avenue and 8th Street around 1:23 a.m. Thursday.

Officers said the male driver failed to stop and sped off, leading police on a chase north down 8th Street, ignoring stop signs along the way.

During the pursuit, the driver turned onto W. Texas Avenue and lost control of the vehicle -- veering off the road in the 100 block of the avenue and severing a power line connected from the ground to the power poll, police said. Killeen Police Spokesperson Ofelia Miramontez said the vehicle flipped over and caught fire.

The driver, who was ejected during the crash and became trapped underneath the car, was rescued and taken to Scott & White Medical Center in stable condition, according to police.

Police said there was also a female passenger in the vehicle, but she had no injuries.

No charges had been filed, as of early Thursday morning.

The Killeen Police Department's Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.

© 2017 KCEN-TV


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