Police: Suspect dead after crashing during pursuit in SE Houston

Police say a suspect who led officers on a vehicle pursuit has died after a crash in southeast Houston.

The crash occurred in the 1900 block of Evergreen Drive near Kernel Street around 10:35 a.m. Friday.

According to HPD, a man reported his car stolen earlier this month, and he thought he had identified the person who took it. Police say the man had arranged to go meet with the person, and officers were there.

Officers observed a vehicle matching the description pull out from the location and began to pursue it, HPD says.

The pursuit reportedly lasted about 10 minutes. Police say the driver lost control while traveling at a high rate of speed and crashed in a median.

The police department says the officers ran up to the vehicle, got the driver out and began CPR.

The suspect, described only as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.