OHP: 1 Dead After Pursuit Ends In Crash On Turner Turnpike Near Chandler
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said one person is dead after a police chase ended in a crash on the Turner Turnpike near Chandler.
The crash happened Monday afternoon and caused the westbound lanes of the turnpike to be shut down for a short time.
According to troopers on scene, the vehicle was stolen in Tulsa. It had a GPS tracker and Tulsa police notified OHP that it was in the area.
The suspect drove to a travel plaza where troopers were waiting. OHP said the driver sped off after seeing the troopers, which initiated the pursuit.
Troopers said the chase started near Stroud and ended near Chandler near mile marker 168.
Authorities said speeds reached up to 100 mph. According to reports, a trooper deployed stop sticks at mm 168. The suspect tried to avoid hitting them causing the vehicle to roll, troopers said.
OHP later confirmed the suspect died at the scene.
The crash happened on the shoulder of the road and crews were able to reopen the lanes quickly.
The suspect has not been identified at this time.
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