6 killed in Houston-area police chase

deadly chase crash

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say six people have been killed, including a family of four, when an SUV speeding from police struck another vehicle southeast of Houston.

Dickinson police Capt. Jay Jaekel says 23-year-old Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco fled police Sunday night in a Dodge Durango. The Durango traveled into nearby League City where it ran a stop sign and struck a Honda Accord. Killed in the Honda were a married couple, 41-year-old Rafael Guererro and 38-year-old Alejandra Guererro, their unidentified 15-year-old son and the woman’s 25-year-old brother, Gilberto Ortega Jr.

Ahuezoteco and his passenger, Alejandro Molina, also were killed.

The pursuit began when an officer in Dickinson attempted to pull over the Durango because it was operating erratically. Jaekel says Ahuezoteco was wanted on a felony count of driving while intoxicated.

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