15-year-old girl identified as person killed when Fort Worth police chase ended in crash

The person killed when a police chase ended in a crash in Fort Worth earlier this week has been identified as a teenage girl.

On Wednesday, police were chasing the driver of a stolen truck, which had three people inside, when that driver hit a pole and struck another car driven by innocent driver Brian Mingate.

Mingate was driving his Toyota Corolla to an internship when he was hit by the stolen pickup truck near the intersection of east Altamesa and Will Rogers boulevards in Fort Worth. 

"I was just minding my business," he recalled. "It was just too much to wrap around my head."

The innocent driver walked away from the crash.

All three people inside the stolen truck were ejected during the crash and rollover.

Police said 15-year-old Samaria Ezell was riding in the stolen truck and was killed.


1 dead, 2 injured after Fort Worth police chase ends in crash

A woman is dead and two people were taken to a hospital in critical condition after a Fort Worth police chase ended in a crash.

The driver and other passenger in the truck were critically injured and taken to hospitals.

The driver of the stolen truck, who police said turned 17 years old last week, is still in a hospital. His name has not been released.

Police have not made information available related to the other passenger, but they said it’s likely he will not face criminal charges. Police did not explain why.

They also did not explain the connection between the three people in pickup or how it was stolen, only that it originated outside of Fort Worth.

"Just thank God that he saved my life and everything," Mingate said.

Mingate, a 24-year-old UT Arlington student, is thankful to have walked away from the crash.

"No internal bleeding or fractured bones or anything," he said. "It could’ve been way worse."

During the crash, he said he believed he might not survive and thought of his loved ones.

"Like, tell my family how much I love them, tell my friends how much I loved them," he recalled.