First victim identified in deadly Midlothian police chase crash

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An 18-year-old was one of the two men killed in a head-on collision in Midlothian Friday afternoon. Garrett Tolliver was in his pickup, on his way home from work, when a van thief fleeing police drove into oncoming traffic on Highway 287 near Plainview Road.

The van's driver also died. His name has not yet been released.

A Go-Fund-Me account has been set up for Tolliver's family:




Two people were killed Friday when a police pursuit ended in a wreck in Midlothian.

A DPS spokesman said Ellis County Sheriff’s officials spotted a stolen vehicle out of Waxahachie and began pursuit. It wasn’t immediately clear how long the pursuit lasted.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash – a white van and a pickup truck.

A Waxahachie police official said the white van was the stolen vehicle and it crashed into the pickup head-on. The white van was severely burned and damaged from a fire that occurred. There was one person in both vehicles.

There were a total of three law enforcement units chasing the suspect when the crash occurred.