Police Chase In Old East Dallas Ends In One Death
A person was killed in a police chase overnight Friday. The chase started in Grand Prairie and ended in Old East Dallas. It was about 1:45 Saturday morning when police identified a stolen Ford F-350 in Grand Prairie, Texas. A chase ensued. Grand Prairie officers chased the stolen F-350 into Dallas, where Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Deputies joined in the pursuit, according to this report from NBC DFW.
The chase did not turn out as officers might have hoped. The progress of the pursuit might have seemed humorous at first. At one point, a sheriff’s deputy laid out spike strips on the road with the purpose of stopping the stolen truck. In a strange turn of events, those spike strips disabled a pursuing Grand Prairie police vehicle instead.
The stolen truck continued on to the intersection of Ross Avenue and North Peak Street in Old East Texas. It was at this fateful location where, at about 2:15 a.m., the stolen F-350 T-boned a passing car. The driver of the second vehicle was killed in the crash. The stolen truck went on to hit an additional car, but the driver of that vehicle sustained only minor injuries.
The driver of the stolen truck, identified as Ramiro Sotelo, has been arrested and charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and evading police arrest. A passenger was also in the truck, identified as a minor.