OKC Robbery Suspect Crashes Into Building, Dies

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:12 am
By: News 9

A woman suspected of robbing a man at a truck stop near downtown Oklahoma City died early Tuesday morning after leading police on a chase and crashing into a building.

Police say the suspect and a male accomplice tried to rob a man at JRS Travel Center at E. Reno and Martin Luther King Avenue around 6:15 a.m. Witnesses told police the two had a hammer and beat the victim with it.

Witnesses said a truck driver jumped in to stop the attack, and that's when the woman got into a black Chevrolet Blazer and drove away, leaving her accomplice behind. Police arrived just as she was leaving.

Police pursued the woman. The chase lasted just a few minutes, and then the suspect lost control of her vehicle about a mile away from the truck stop. She crashed into a vacant building that used to be a thrift shop at N.E. 18th Street and MLK. She was severely injured in the crash and died at the scene. Police have not released her name.

Police took the woman's suspected accomplice into custody. He's being questioned, but has not been arrested.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.