A multi-agency police chase ended in a residential area of Conroe Wednesday with a crash into a US Mail truck and then a tree.
The trouble began around 3:45 p.m. when the suspects were at a gas station on the Interstate 45 feeder road in South Montgomery County and an Oak Ridge North Police patrol vehicle ran a check on their license plate and then tried to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the white Honda Accord refused to stop, according to ORNPD Sgt. Libby.
Instead, the vehicle fled to Interstate 45 and headed to Conroe reaching speeds well over 125 miles per hour. The Honda exited the freeway at South Frazier St., continued to N. Main, then N. Pacific St. and then to N. Thompson St., which winds through a residential area in the middle of the city. The vehicle continued to travel at speeds much higher than posted speed limits.
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With ORN Police still in pursuit, and other agencies assisting, the Honda unintentionally ended the pursuit when the car clipped a mail truck parked on N. Thompson near Woodsway, and then crossed the street and struck an oak tree with the front of the vehicle.
The mail truck was unoccupied. The Honda’s driver and two passengers were injured in the crash. Two were transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center and one was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands.
On the scene, police removed multiple prescription medication bottles from the vehicle, and also learned the car had been connected with another recent crime. No information was immediately available as to whether those facts were related to the pursuit and crash.
By the end of the pursuit, ORNPD was joined by the Conroe Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Pct. 2 Constable’s Office, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Additional information and on-scene video will be posted later.
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