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High-speed chase began in EMC

Note: This article was revised Tuesday afternoon after it was learned that the female victim was on life support and not deceased as originally reported. Incorrect information was provided to Cleveland Police, who contacted this publication to correct their statement as soon as they learned they were misinformed.  The names were held until they could be verified by police. At the scene, the driver Glenn Gerald Jeane II age 33 of New Caney ( formerly of Montgomery) gave officers a driver’s license belonging to Thomas Vienot age 55. He falsely claimed to be Vienot.
The female on the motorcycle was identified as Victoria “Vikki” Parks age 18 of Splendora.


An overnight high-speed chase that began in East Montgomery County left a man critically injured and his female passenger on life support at Hermann Hospital in Houston.

It was just after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday when Woodbranch Village Police tried to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle traveling north on Hwy 59. The bike did not pull over but sped up, and police gave chase, with Texas Department of Public Safety and Splendora Police Department units joining the pursuit.

The suspect continued to increase his speed reaching an estimated 120 miles per hour and continuing into Liberty County.

Cleveland Police were notified as the chase approached that city. The bike continued through Cleveland on Hwy 59 until reaching the city’s last exit, which is Loop 573 / Washington Avenue.

The motorcycle took the exit with little reduction in speed. About ¼ mile into the exit, the road makes a 90-degree turn. The suspect was unable to navigate the turn and lost control, running off the road, through a field and partially jumping a bar ditch, and striking it on the other side.

The suspect remained on the bike, flipping several times, but his female passenger was ejected over 50 feet. Neither was wearing a helmet. The woman’s condition was obviously very critical. Medics took her by ground ambulance to Kingwood Hospital with severe head and internal injuries and a broken back. She was later taken to Hermann Hospital in Houston where she was initially listed as deceased, according to Cleveland Police.

The male driver’s injuries were initially thought to be far less serious and he was transported by ground ambulance to a hospital in Cleveland. However, it was later realized his condition, which included head injuries, was more serious than it first appeared and he was transported by ground ambulance to Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition.

The bike was found to be stolen and was taken as evidence.

The Cleveland Police Department processed the scene with the help of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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