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Concrete Truck Takes Out Fleeing Suspect

A North Texas burglary suspect was hit by a concrete truck during a police chase and died early Friday morning, and the accident was caught on police dash camera. A DeSoto police officer first pulled over the suspect's gray Ford F-150 truck about 5:40 a.m. on Hampton Road near Dalton Drive.

The officer was investigating a report of a nearby resident's air compressor being stolen. DeSoto police say several similar burglaries have been reported in their city. When the officer questioned the driver, he became belligerent and attempted to reach into the center console, police say.

The suspect finally got out of the pickup truck and began to scuffle with the police officer, trying to grab his gun from his holster. The officer deployed his Taser, but the probes became stuck in the vehicle and ended up giving the officer a slight shock.

In the car's dash cam video, you can see the officer step back from the truck as the suspect gets back in and drives away. The officer radioed for permission to pursue the suspect, which was given. Police say the suspect was driving south on Hampton Road at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

The wreck happened in the city of Glenn Heights when the suspect ran a red light on Hampton Road at Bear Creek Road. A concrete truck, which had the green light, struck the fleeing pickup
truck on the passenger side. The concrete truck driver received non life-threatening injuries. The suspect was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. Police say there were multiple items in the bed of the pickup that they believe were stolen.

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Added: Mar-16-2012 Occurred On: Mar-16-2012
By: jbpnw
Regional News
Tags: police chase, high speed pursuit, concrete truck, collision, crash, cops, police, fatal, dashcam
Location: Desoto, Texas, United States (load item map)
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