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Police chase ends in multi-car crash

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- A man in a stolen truck led Longview police on a high speed chase this afternoon. Around 1:30 this afternoon, police started chasing the suspect from Hawkins parkway south on Mccann road to just beyond Highway 80. Witnesses say the crash looked like something that no one could survive.

"And when he went through the light we looked over and when the front end hit the car the front end went flying this way the tires went that way it looked like it exploded," says witness Alicia Whipple.

"We got a call from a citizen saying they spotted a stolen vehicle officers spotted the vehicle in the area of Judson and Hawkins and confirmed that it was stolen," says Longview police sergeant James Bettis.

The suspect reportedly tried to run through a red light at mccann and highway 80, but ran into a vehicle trying to turn north.

"He topped the high going very very fast, I was in the middle of the turn, and he hit the rear end of the boat, spun the boat into another vehicle," says Jim Prothro , who's boat was hit by the suspects vehicle.

But the suspect wasn't done. Leaping from his truck, he ran into a tall weeded area.

"The suspect vehicle traveled a short distance further , he fled on foot and officers were able to apprehend him," Bettis says.

Miraculously , no one in any of the vehicles were hurt. The suspect was the only person hospitalized. He had minor injuries. He is expected to be arraigned Monday and will be charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and evading arrest.

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