Car thief causes crash and then flees the scene

A car thief sends Tyler police and Smith County deputies on a car chase, which ends in a collision.  It happened around 7:00 p.m., Friday at the intersection of East Front Street and South Southeast Loop 323.  That's where authorities say the suspect lost control of his car and struck two vehicles.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot.  If you saw anything call the Smith County Sheriff's Department.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.