Haltom City police chase ends in fiery crash

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A woman was pulled from a burning truck after she was hit during an overnight police chase.

The crash happened Wednesday around 11 p.m. on southbound Denton Highway near West Loop 820 in Haltom City.

Police said the woman was trying to pull her Dodge pickup truck into a parking lot when a man in a Honda Accord slammed into her traveling about 90 miles per hour.

Apparently, Haltom City officers had spotted the man driving erratically earlier. They tried to stop him but he sped off northbound on Denton Highway.

Haltom City police said the officers ended the chase when they lost sight of the suspect. But as they turned around they came across the same Honda Accord going southbound on Denton Highway.

Again the officers tried to pull the suspect over and again he sped off. After he crossed West Loop 820, he slammed into the woman’s pickup truck, sending it spinning across the center median and causing it to burst into flames.

Officers were able to pull the woman from the wreckage before she suffered any burns. She had no obvious injuries but was taken to the hospital for a possible head injury.

"You can see the fire extinguishers out there. Obviously, they grabbed their fire extinguishers out of the car and tried to put out the fire and worked to get all the occupants out before the car caught completely on fire,” said Eric Peters with Haltom City police.

The suspect in the Accord was also taken to the hospital to be treated for some cuts to his face. Police said he will face charges for felony evading arrest and possibly driving while intoxicated.