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Police Chase In Texas Ends With Two Fatalities

Posted July 3

— Update: Texas DPS has confirmed that two persons have been killed this morning after an accident in Blanco County.

Around 11:30 a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper observed a vehicle traveling northbound on US 281 in Blanco County Driving Recklessly.

The trooper attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle when the driver did not stop.

DPS Sgt. Robbie Barrera told reporters that the suspects vehicle impacted 2 other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction, causing the accident.

Barrera said both deceased were from the suspects vehicle which was occupied by two persons.

She went onto indicated that the names are not being released but she did say the driver was born in 1948 and the passenger was 98-99 years old.

The accident is still under investigation and the roadway could be blocked for several hours.

One occupant in one of the vehicles that was hit by the suspect was taken to Seton Hospital South Austin and the other refused treatment.


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