Lufkin police: Boyfriend struck woman with truck, led officials on pursuit

Lufkin police: Boyfriend struck woman with truck, led officials on pursuit
A man allegedly struck his girlfriend with his vehicle in Lufkin and then led authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday night. (Source: KTRE Staff)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - An East Texas woman suffered injuries to her leg, hip and pelvis when her boyfriend hit her with his truck, Lufkin police say.

The woman was struck at about 8:50 p.m. Thursday following an argument in the parking lot of a Family Dollar on Highway 69 South, according to the Lufkin Police Department.

Witnesses told police the vehicle dragged the woman several feet across the parking lot. The woman suffered a dislocated left hip, fractured pelvis, laceration to her right calf and other abrasions. She was transported to a hospital.

A man allegedly struck his girlfriend with his vehicle in Lufkin and then led authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday night. (Source: KTRE Staff)
A man allegedly struck his girlfriend with his vehicle in Lufkin and then led authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday night. (Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)
A man allegedly struck his girlfriend with his vehicle in Lufkin and then led authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday night. (Source: KTRE Staff)
A man allegedly struck his girlfriend with his vehicle in Lufkin and then led authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday night. (Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)

Officers later learned that the boyfriend was involved in a pursuit with Angelina County Sheriff’s Office deputies before crashing his vehicle in Zavalla. An ASCO deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description sent out by the Lufkin Police department traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. Highway 69 South, according to the sheriff’s office media report.

The deputy turned his patrol unit around and gave chase. In the process of trying to catch up to the suspect’s vehicle, the deputy reached speeds of up to 100 mph.

“As they were approaching Zavalla, the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle,” the ACSO media report stated. “The vehicle again accelerated and failed to stop and was traveling in opposite lanes of traffic without any regards for the safety of the general public.”

Near the intersection of Main Street and First Street in Zavalla, the vehicle started losing control and almost struck another vehicle. The vehicle spun out, drove off the opposite side of the road at a high rate of speed, and crashed into a deep creek. In the process, it flipped multiple times before it landed on its passenger side.

“Deputy saw movement inside the truck, and the suspect was able to crawl out the back window,” the media report stated. “Due to severe injuries, the suspect was life-flighted from the scene.”

The ACSO media report stated that the Zavalla Police Department investigated the crash.

According to LPD, the suspect has a warrant pending for his arrest for aggravated assault/family violence with a deadly weapon.

Names have not been released at this time due to a pending warrant and the unknown medical status of those involved, police say.

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