A police chase in Dallas ended tragically when the suspect involved in the pursuit was killed in a collision. The incident began as a routine traffic stop on South Buckner Boulevard near Lake June. Unbeknownst to the officer, the truck being pulled over was reported stolen. The suspect intentionally backed into a police car and fled the scene, prompting the chase.
The pursuit covered a distance of approximately 3.5 miles, concluding at Elam Road near North Acre. During the chase, the suspect struck a city marshal’s vehicle and subsequently rear-ended a pickup truck. The impact caused the pickup truck to flip over, crushing its entire truck bed. The suspect’s vehicle also flipped, ejecting the individual, later identified as 40-year-old John Carter, from the Dodge pickup truck. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fortunately, no one else sustained serious injuries during the chase. However, this marks the second deadly police chase in Dallas within a month. On September 24th, another pursuit involving a stolen vehicle ended with the suspect firing at police on Barnes Bridge Road. The chase concluded with the SUV flipping on its side, resulting in the suspect’s death during a shootout with law enforcement. Notably, a female captive was discovered in the back of the stolen SUV and was successfully rescued.
It is worth mentioning that vehicle theft rates have increased nationwide, with Texas experiencing a 9% rise compared to the same period last year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau and Insurance Industry Group.