League City police chase ends in crash, 3 hospitalized

Three people, including a child, were taken to the hospital following a short police chase that ended in a crash in League City on Tuesday evening, officials said.

Police say the 19-year-old driver, Anthony Cavazos of Bacliff, was arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. His bond was set at $40,000.

According to authorities, the crash happened around 7:36 p.m. under the I-45 overpass at FM 518. 

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Police said a League City officer initially tried to pull over a white Toyota sedan on I-45 northbound, but the driver, later identified as Cavazos, sped off and drove into Webster.

The chase reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, authorities said.

Police did lose sight of the fleeing vehicle in Webster. However, they spotted it once again on the I-45 southbound feeder road.

According to police, Cavazos attempted to drive through the intersection at I-45 and FM 518, and collided with gray Hyundai Tucson.

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Officials said the fleeing vehicle careened off the other car and slammed into the wall supporting the overpass.

Two passengers in the Hyundai, an adult and an 11-year-old child, were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Cavazos was also taken to the hospital.

Officials said the injuries were not classified as life-threatening.

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Police said an open container of alcohol was seen in the Toyota.

According to police, additional charges are pending further investigation.