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Houston-Area Teen Dies in ATV Wreck During Chase

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    Associated Press
    Stock image of an all-terrain vehicle.

    A Houston-area teenager has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding crashed into a brick culvert while being pursued by a law officer.

    The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the youth as 17-year-old Samuel Paul Acreman of Montgomery. Investigators say Acreman was dead at the scene before dawn Saturday.

    DPS spokesman Erik Burse says Acreman, who was not wearing a helmet, was driving the ATV without lights on when he almost rammed a squad car on routine patrol. Burse says the officer began chasing the ATV when the driver refused to stop.

    DPS says the teen apparently lost control on a curve and crashed into the brick culvert in an area near his neighborhood.

    Investigators will review the case. Prosecutors did not immediately return a message Monday.