Contact our firm and you talk to an attorney IMMEDIATELY. We handle each case personally. For aggressive and caring representation, put Gibson Hill Personal Injury on your side today!

Teen passenger killed in rollover crash during Liberty County police pursuit

LIBERTY COUNTY, TX — An 18-year-old passenger died early Sunday after a rollover crash on Interstate 69 in Cleveland, according to KHOU11.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the fatal collision occurred on the northbound I-69 feeder road.

Preliminary details show deputies in Montgomery County had attempted to pull over a speeding SUV, but the driver refused to stop. A chase followed into Cleveland city limits, and shortly after, as the feeling driver tried to negotiate a very sharp curve, they lost control, causing the SUV to roll down an embankment.

The victim, who was ejected during the wreck, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The driver and one other passenger tried to flee the scene on foot but were later apprehended.

At this time, DPS officials said the driver will likely be charged with “evading arrest,” with additional charges pending.

The Houston personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is to recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and guided them through the legal system's complexities to help them receive the best medical treatment and financial compensation. Call (713) 659-4000 for a free consultation with one of our Houston Car Accident Lawyers today.

Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.