UPDATE: Charges filed after fatal SE Houston crash involving fleeing suspects
HOUSTON, TX — An 18-year-old man has been charged following a crash Thursday, September 7, in southeast Houston that claimed the life of a 75-year-old woman, according to the Houston Police Department.
The collision occurred in the 7500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard at around 10:15 a.m.
Investigators with the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division said patrol officers had spotted a stolen Dodge Charger connected to a September 6 armed robbery. While on Jutland Road at Bellfort Avenue, one officers tried to pull over the vehicle, but the suspect driver, Trenton Bevel, refused to stop. The suspect vehicle sped away and later eluded officers just north of Reed Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard, prompting a termination of the chase. Some time later, the fleeing Dodge Charger collided with the female victim’s vehicle, which was stopped at a red light.
The victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene.
Bevel, who was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, was placed under custody, along with his male passenger.
Following a consultation with members of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Bevel was charged with murder in the 248th State District Court.
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