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Woman killed in multi-car crash involving fleeing suspects at SE Houston intersection

HOUSTON, TX — A woman died Thursday morning following a multi-vehicle crash that occurred during a police pursuit in southeast Houston, reports ABC13.

Houston Police Department officials said the fleeing vehicle collided with multiple vehicles that were waiting at the lighted intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Van Fleet Street, in the South Park neighborhood, shortly after 10:00 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate the events unfolded when two suspects, believed to be teenagers or young adults, robbed a vehicle. Because the stolen vehicle had been registered in a tracking system, officials were able to locate the car’s recent location at 7800 Jutland Road, near Bellfort.

Officers later observed the two suspects in the stolen vehicle and began to pursue the car. Authorities said the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and eluded the officers before it ultimately struck several vehicles stopped at the intersection.

A woman who was in one of the victim vehicles was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed officials. Her identity has not been disclosed at this time.

Two other victims who suffered non-life-threatening injuries were transported to a local hospital, along with the two suspects, who also sustained injuries considered non-life-threatening.

An investigation remains ongoing, but HPD Chief Troy Finner said the suspects, who were armed during the incident, face murder charges.

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