High-speed chase suspect dies in crash in northwest Houston, police say

A man died in a crash after losing control of the wheel during a high-speed chase in northwest Houston overnight, police say.

The crash happened just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near TC Jester Blvd.

Police say it began around 12:43 a.m. when officers tried to pull the driver over because he was driving with his headlights turned off, so they suspected he was driving while intoxicated.

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They instructed him to go into a parking lot, but instead, the driver sped off at a high rate of speed.

Officers tried to catch up to the vehicle but found it had crashed into a pole at 10500 West Montgomery after hitting a curb.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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No other injuries were reported.