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Truck In Vicious Crash Near Downtown OKC Was Stolen, Authorities Say

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Troopers said the chase started at NE 36th St. and Grand Ave. after they clocked the driver of a red Nissan truck going at least 70 miles per hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone. Troopers said the chase started at NE 36th St. and Grand Ave. after they clocked the driver of a red Nissan truck going at least 70 miles per hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone.
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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the man who led them on a high-speed chase in Oklahoma City was driving a stolen truck.

The chase ended in a violent crash, but there were no serious injuries.

OHP has not released the man's name yet, but said he is in the Oklahoma County Jail.

"I'm amazed that everybody walked away," said witness Jennifer McCoy.

Troopers said the chase started at NE 36th St. and Grand Ave. after they clocked the driver of a red Nissan truck going at least 70 miles per hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone. OHP tried to stop him, but the truck continued and went the wrong direction at one point, passing a school bus.

The driver then got on I-35 heading south.

3/13/2014 Related Story: High-Speed Chase Ends In Crash Near Downtown OKC

"It was at least 90 miles per hour and I said, ‘It can't be too hard to find, lets NCIS it and go see what's going on,'" said McCoy.

The driver started weaving in and out of traffic with only inches to spare. He made his way to Reno then Lincoln and the worst case scenario happened at the intersection of Sheridan. The driver crashed into a mini-van, and hit two other cars before coming to a stop.

Video from Bob Mills SkyNews9 showed the trooper rush in with gun his drawn.

"Got up to speeds of 120 miles per hour, was in and out of traffic, driving extremely recklessly. Yes, he was well aware of what he was doing," said OHP Captain Brent Sugg.

Troopers arrested the man at the scene. Officials said everyone left the scene of the crash in good condition.

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