KILLEEN (June 20, 2013)--A high-speed chase that started Thursday morning in Killeen ended in a crash in a local neighborhood that left the driver of the car police were pursuing injured.
(Photo by Rachel Cox)
The chase started at around 9 a.m. Thursday after police tried to pull the driver over for a traffic violation on FM 2410 near the boundary between Killeen and Harker Heights.
The 35-year-old driver refused to stop and sped off with officers in pursuit.
The chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour as the man drove west on U.S. Highway 190.
He took the Trimmier Road exit and headed north on Trimmier, turned east onto Illinois, north onto Grey Fox Trail, and then failed to negotiate a curve, police said.
His car veered off the road and crashed into the fence at 3401 Basset Drive.
The driver got out and tried to run, but officers caught him in the 3400 block of Beagle Drive.
The crash caused the front of the badly damaged Mazda to catch fire and firefighters were called to douse the flames.
Officers said they found methamphetamine in the Mazda after the crash.
The driver, whose name wasn't immediately released, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and then was taken to the Bell County Jail.
Charges were pending Thursday afternoon.