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Crash After High-Speed Chase Kills Six In League City

Police say driver had felony warrant for DWI

Authorities in League City are investigating after a crash during a high-speed chase that left six people dead.

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Photos of the accident can be viewed on The Galveston Daily News website

Police say the chase began just before 8:30 Sunday night when Dickinson Police tried to pull over a Dodge Durango that was swerving and didn’t have its lights on.

They say the Durango reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour before it traveled into League City.

Officer Reagan Pena with League City Police says the Durango then ran a stop sign and collided with a Honda Accord that carrying four people.

“The accident happened just inside of our southernmost city limits, at the intersection of Ohio and FM 646.”

The four people inside the Honda were a husband and wife, a fifteen-year-old son, and another relative. Two people were in the Durango, the 23-year-old driver and his cousin. No one survived.

Police say the driver of the fleeing vehicle had an outstanding felony warrant for DWI.

The force of the crash was so intense that it knocked down utility lines and caused a power outage that lasted until early this morning.

Pena says investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly happened.

“They took a lot of measurements. They’ll be reconstructing the scene. They’ll be investigations of the vehicles themselves, and they will put all of that together into a report.”

According to police policy in Dickinson, there will also be a review of whether officers followed proper procedures during that chase.

 

 

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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