Police Pursuit Ends in Deadly Crash in Dallas

One person was killed and at least two more were hospitalized after a driver in a stolen SUV ran a red light and set off a chain reaction crash Tuesday in East Dallas, according to police.

The crash happened at the intersection of Ferguson and Shiloh roads shortly after 7 p.m.

It followed a pursuit that began farther east on Ferguson Road in Mesquite when, according to a Mesquite Police Department spokesperson, officers responded to a 911 report of a Jeep Grand Cherokee driving erratically on Interstate 635.

Officers located the reportedly stolen SUV as it exited Ferguson Road, according to Mesquite police. The driver, later identified as 27-year-old Jarron Williams, ran at least one red light along Ferguson Road before the pursuing officers turned on their lights and sirens in an attempt to pull the vehicle over, police said.

Williams refused to pull over and, instead, sped away, according to police. He attempted to run through a red light at the intersection at Shiloh Road when he collided with several other vehicles, killing 58-year-old Stephen M. Fox.

Fox, a commercial truck driver, was only blocks away from the home where he lives with his mother.

Virginia Fox, 81, told NBC 5 she had seen a news report about the accident at 10 p.m. Tuesday and feared that her son may have been involved.

"When they told me that he was gone I wasn't, I was really shocked but I wasn't surprised because I knew that something was wrong or he would have been home," Fox said about when she learned her son had been killed.

Surveillance video provided to NBC 5 from a nearby gas station shows the SUV approaching the intersection at what appears to be a high rate of speed before a burst of light emerges from the scene of the initial crash.

A van, occupied by a painting crew headed home from a job site, was T-boned in the ensuing crash. It ran off Shiloh Road into the passenger door of a Mercedes SUV parked at a gas pump. The force of that collision knocked the Mercedes into the gas pump, trapping a woman inside until her husband could free her through the back window.

The surveillance video then shows the back half of the van catch on fire.

Williams was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash, according to police. He and a passenger were transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries they suffered in the crash. Williams remains in critical condition. Once he is released from the hospital, Dallas police are prepared to charge Williams with murder, according to a statement.

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