2 Teen Girls Injured in High-Speed Chase, Driver Arrested

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    TK
    NBC 5 News
    The driver of a stolen Lexus sport utility vehicle crashed during a high-speed chase early Thursday, June 19, 2014.

    A high-speed chase in Dallas ended in a crash early Thursday morning that left two teenage girls injured and the driver of a stolen Lexus in police custody.

    According to the Dallas County Sheriff's Department a deputy clocked the driver of a Lexus sport utility vehicle driving 96 mph in the southbound lanes of Stemmons Freeway at about 3:30 a.m.

    The deputy attempted to stop the driver, but the driver refused.

    The driver of the SUV ended up headed west on Interstate 30 where he crashed through some construction barrels near Sylvan Avenue.  The driver continued west before exiting the highway and heading north on Chalk Hill where he came upon a steep railroad grade crossing that sent the SUV airborne.

    When the vehicle landed it rolled over, but the chase didn't end there. The driver then got out of the SUV and ran into a nearby neighborhood.

    Meanwhile, police said two teen girls were inside the SUV and suffered minor injuries in the crash. The teens, ages 15 and 17, were transported to Children's Medical Center.

    Deputies searched the neighborhood on foot and by air and eventually located the driver after a resident reported a person in the backyard of a home on the 2500 block of Ingersoll Street.

    Identifying information about the driver has not yet been released.

    While the chase and search was underway, a call reporting the SUV stolen was received by authorities. Inside the vehicle officers found a backpack full of electronics that police believe were likely taken during car burglaries.