TULSA, Okla. – The driver of a stolen vehicle who led Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly collision has been identified as a 14-year-old boy.
According to reports, the suspect allegedly stole the truck from a car wash.
State troopers tried to stop the suspect in Coweta around 12:33 p.m., but the driver just kept on going, leading troopers on a pursuit that lasted nearly 20 minutes, according to an OHP news release.
The troopers followed the suspect to Tulsa, where he drove down several city streets before eventually turning eastbound onto 21st.
The suspect slammed into an SUV at the intersection of 109th East Avenue, killing a 31-year-old woman and a young girl. A boy who was also in the vehicle survived the collision.
The suspect tried to flee on foot, but he collapsed just a short distance from the scene of the crash.
After being treated for his injuries, the suspect was booked into the Tulsa County jail for two counts of first-degree murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, and eluding a police officer.
OHP has not released the name of the suspect.