ARLINGTON, Texas — A man who fled Arlington police on Tuesday in a stolen pickup truck died after losing control and striking a utility pole in a grocery store parking lot.
The chase began just after 2 p.m. when officers attempted to stop a car reportedly stolen out of Granbury, Texas.
The patrol officers had previously been briefed on the vehicle as possibly operating in the Arlington and Irving areas committing criminal offenses and the suspect was reportedly out on bond on previous felony offenses, according to Arlington Police Department spokesperson Lt. Christopher Cook.
The suspect failed to stop for the patrol officers and fled. When the vehicle turned north on South Bowen Road and cleared the West Abrams Street intersection, police say it lost control, struck a utility pole and two parked vehicles in the Kroger parking lot, and overturned.
The suspect, who has not yet been identified pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Cook says, as with any incident resulting in loss of death, an administrative and criminal investigation will be conducted.
The suspect was out on bond in Arlington for a previous charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and a commercial burglary involving a local pizza restaurant. He is additionally sought on at least four felony offenses in Irving.
The pickup truck was stolen last week from a Granbury apartment complex.