March 21st, 2013
03:04 PM ET

Chase ends in crash that kills 6, hurts 9

Six people were killed and nine others injured when a truck that was being chased by police crashed into a security barrier at a Navy base on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a base spokesman said Thursday.

The crash happened late Wednesday, when an extended-cab pickup slammed into a security barrier outside the naval air station in Kingsville, south of Corpus Christi, spokesman Jon Gagne told CNN. The GMC Sierra was being chased by a Kingsville police cruiser  about 11:15 p.m. when it ran a checkpoint outside the air base at high speed, Gagne said.

Earlier reports that a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol vehicle also was involved in the chase were incorrect, CBP spokesman Michael Freel told CNN.

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  1. saywhat

    Police chases are scary and other traffic is always in jeopardy. Perhaps a workable alternative or additions to assist those chasing can be examined for the safety of others.

    March 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ball

    Should not have tried to outrun the law.

    March 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. D Pierce

    Very poorly written story. Of the 9 people, how many were in the truck? Were some gate guards? bystanders? I know no more of value now than I did before I read the story.

    April 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |