June 3, 2013 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which a suspect fled Houston police officers resulting in a fatal traffic accident at 9600 Hirsch about 12:55 p.m. today (June 3).
The male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Usher and Senior Police Officer J. Howard reported:
Uniformed offcers assigned to the HPD Gang Division Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) initiated a traffic stop when they ran the license plate of a blue Nissan Sentra and it came back as being reporting stolen. The officers attempted to stop the suspect, who then fled from the officers. The pursuit lasted about four minutes and ended when the driver of the Nissan (the suspect) ran a red light while traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Hirsch and was struck by the driver of a tan Jeep Liberty. The Nissan then struck a utility pole, killing the suspect. A silver Jaguar XJ8 was also struck during this incident.
The driver and two passengers of the Jeep Liberty and the driver and passenger of the Jaguar were all transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.
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