Chase at 115 mph kills 28-year-old passenger

AUSTIN (KXAN)- A 28-year-old woman is dead after a high-speed car chase ended in a violent crash in Northeast Travis County Sunday morning.

A Travis County Sheriff’s sergeant in the 3200 block of East Parmer Lane saw a silver Infiniti speed past him at 3:42 a.m.

Ruben Munoz, 26, allegedly turned left onto Cameron Road, running a red light and almost hitting another car. That’s when the sergeant turned on his lights and sirens to try and catch up with the speeding car.

The chase began, with the car reaching speeds of 115 mph. Police said Munoz lost control in the 13100 block of Cameron Road and stopped in a field after hitting a utility pole. That’s when Munoz tried to run away, according to police.

The sergeant caught up with Munoz and later found Micole Tiffany Medina dead in the passenger seat of the car.

Crews took Munoz to the hospital with minor injuries, and police arrested and charged him with the second-degree felony of manslaughter. That could mean two- to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine up to $10,000.

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