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Teen killed in collision with wall while fleeing police

Posted on Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 10:57 am    

HOUSTON, TX – An 18-year-old man was killed early this morning when he collided with a wall while attempting to flee police, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Police received reports of an in-process burglary at a car dealership at 18225 U.S. 59, near the intersection with Will Clayton Parkway, in the early hours of Friday, May 21. They arrived to find a blue Dodge Challenger attempting to drive away from the scene, which then turned around and re-entered the parking lot. Its driver went to the back of lot and left the engine running.

As officers were watching the scene, a gray Dodge Charger exited a shadowy parking spot across the street and sped onto the Sam Houston Parkway. Police gave pursuit but lost the suspect near the exit for the Hardy Toll Road.

They eventually caught up with the Charger after it had slammed into a wall alongside the Sam Houston Parkway’s service road and become completely engulfed in flames. Its 18-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released.

It is not clear if the victim was the same person who had attempted to leave the dealership in the blue Challenger.

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