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Stolen vehicle fatally hits teen motorcyclist near north Houston while fleeing police

HARRIS COUNTY, TX — A crash involving a fleeing vehicle and a motorcycle early Monday near north Houston claimed the life of a 19-year-old man, reports ABC13.

Houston Police reported the fatal wreck on the northbound Interstate 45 service road at FM-1960, just after 3:30 a.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates officers were pursuing a stolen Kia, whose teen driver was initially spotted racing another vehicle in the area of I-45 and Gulfbank Road at about 2:08 a.m.

One officer followed the suspect vehicle as it accelerated up to speeds well over 100 mph. About six minutes into the pursuit, the suspect took the exit toward FM-1960. Authorities said the suspect was still driving at a high rate of speed when the Kia went through a red light at the I-45 feeder road and FM-1960. Moments later, the vehicle collided with the victim, who was operating a motorcycle eastbound on FM-1960.

The teen rider was pronounced deceased on the scene despite life-saving measures from the responding officer, confirmed officials.

The suspect, who was taken into custody after the Kia appeared to disable about half a mile down the road, was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries.

At this time, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office is handling the investigation, but the HPD has said the teen suspect could be charged with felony murder.

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