Killeen Police pursue three teens in car chase

Mgn Online
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:43pm

The Killeen Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle and pursuit that ended in three arrests today.

Officers were given information earlier that a white 2011 Hyundai Sonata had been stolen from a residence in the 4400 block of Sand Dollar Drive.

At noon a traffic officer monitoring the school zone in the 500 block of North 48th Street saw the Hyundai that held three men speeding in a school zone.

When the officer saw the license plate was the same as the vehicle that had been stolen, he called for other officers to help him in stopping the vehicle. The officer followed the vehicle into the 3000 block fo Zephyr Road and tried to stop the vehicle, the driver ignored his attempts and a pursuit began.

The vehicle began traveling at a high rate of speed as officers pursued the men through Zephyr onto MLK Boulevard and then west onto Scott and White Boulevard.

The driver failed to turn on the west end of Scott and White Boulevard just behind the Automax car dealership. The car then collided with the retaining wall sending the car into a spit and hitting a truck pulling a boat that was traveling southbound behind the dealership.

The three men all jumped out of the car and fled the scene on foot, officers found two of the three suspects who were hiding under the cars. The third suspect was running through the parking lot when an Automax employee helped officers with catching them as they took him into custody.

The driver, 16, and one of the passengers of the vehicle who is 16, were taken to a local hospital. The third occupant of the vehicle, 17. was taken to Killeen City Jail.

The driver was charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle, and the two occupants were charged with evading arrest and fleeing on foot.

Other charges are pending at this time.

The incidence is still being investigated and we will continue to update you as more information becomes available.



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