Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Feb 06, 2017 in Auto Accidents
Early Friday morning, the driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed in crash that happened while she was running from police near I-40 and Agnew in Oklahoma City.
At approximately 8:05 a.m., police officers noticed a black Ford Explorer being driven erratically near South Youngs Boulevard.
They attempted to pull the SUV over, but the driver refused to stop and a chase ensued through a couple neighborhoods. During the chase, officers reported that the driver threw a case of beer out her window.
Officers decided to end their pursuit when the SUV reached 60 miles per hour on Agnew near SW 20 as it approached Exchange Avenue.
Moments later, the driver crashed the SUV into a pickup truck near the I-40 bridge on Agnew. The woman’s SUV erupted in flames after the impact and she was ejected from the vehicle. Emergency responders pronounced her dead at the scene.
The pickup truck did not catch fire, but a 13-year-old boy who was not wearing a seatbelt was thrown out of the vehicle and one of the passengers was trapped inside when first responders arrived on the scene.
All four passengers in the pickup truck were transported to the hospital, with at least two in critical condition. However, everyone who was in the truck is expected to survive.
Police believe the female suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers noticed signs of intoxication before her death and a strong smell of beer from her body.
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