Teen Girl in Stolen Car Leads Killeen Police On High Speed Chase Ending with Crash
Five people were taken to area hospitals Sunday after a 16-year-old girl led Killeen police on a high speed chase that ended with a crash.
The chase began around 4:15 PM near Bermuda Drive and Farhills Drive when police attempted to stop a Nissan Sentra that had been reported stolen. The teen girl driving the vehicle sped away towards Watercrest, reaching speeds of 45 mph.
Once on Watercrest, she reached speeds of around 80 mph before turning south onto Clear Creek Road.
At the intersection of Clear Creek and Stan Schlueter Loop, the driver slowed down and a male passenger jumped from the vehicle.
The girl continued south on State Highway 201 at around 90 mph.
A Department of Public Safety officer set a spike strip at the intersection of SH201 and Maxdale Road, which the girl attempted to avoid by slamming on her breaks, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. She then crossed a median into oncoming traffic and collided with the driver side of a Chevy pickup hauling a trailer, causing her to spin and come to a stop.
The teen girl driving the Nissan was pinned in the car. She was removed by the Killeen Police Department and taken to Seaton Medical Center. Two passengers – a male and a female – were taken to Metroplex Hospital.
A man and woman in the Chevy pickup were transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.