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Update: 2 killed, 2 injured after driver flees traffic stop, strikes tree in Snook

Posted at 4:26 PM, Mar 02, 2022


SNOOK, Texas - Two people are dead and two others injured after a BMW driver fled a traffic stop and evaded law enforcement before losing control of the vehicle and striking a tree.

The chase and resulting fatal accident happened after a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper initiated the traffic stop about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street in Snook, Texas DPS Sgt. Jason Ruiz said.

“The traffic stop led to a criminal investigation, which was ongoing when the driver fled from the scene onto County Road 269,” Ruiz said in a news release. “The 2007 BMW passenger car — driven by the suspect— continued evading law enforcement until the driver lost control and struck a tree.”

According to DPS, Burleson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Judge Bill Orsak pronounced the two backseat passengers dead at the scene. The driver and other passenger were flown – with “major injuries” – by helicopter to CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan.

Ruiz said the criminal investigation is ongoing. No other information was immediately available.


SNOOK, Texas – Two people are dead and two others injured after a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Snook, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The accident occurred about 2 p.m. on County Road 269 between Park Street and County Road 270, Texas DPS Trooper Justin Ruiz said.

Two occupants in the vehicles were flown to CHI Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan, Ruiz said.

The names of the two deceased and two injured weren’t immediately released.