Police chase with sports car ends in SH 71 rollover near Spicewood

The crash resulting from a police chase involving a silver car at State Highway 71 and Paleface Ranch Road (Courtesy/Kye Kolar)
The crash resulting from a police chase involving a silver car at State Highway 71 and Paleface Ranch Road (Courtesy/Kye Kolar)

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A sports car whipped by motorcycle deputies on Paleface Ranch Road Thursday afternoon, speeding at more than 100 miles per hour.

The deputies gave chase at around 11:15 a.m., but lost sight of the Nissan 350Z before learning it ran a red light on State Highway 71.

A witness told KXAN the driver in the Nissan ran the red light after seeing the motorcycle deputy make a U-turn. The suspect, identified as Jeremiah Ramirez, then swerved into oncoming traffic to get around cars stopped at the red light. That’s when Ramirez T-boned the pickup truck, the witness said.

Ramirez, 28, was arrested on outstanding warrants, and additional charges are pending. Austin-Travis County EMS say the injuries were minor and the people involved the crash were standing and walking around.

The suspect being taken into custody after speeding away from deputies on Paleface Ranch Road and crashing into a track on SH 71 (Courtesy/Kye Kolar)
The suspect being taken into custody after speeding away from deputies on Paleface Ranch Road and crashing into a track on SH 71 (Courtesy/Kye Kolar)

 

 

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