ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)-A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was involved in a crash Monday during a high-speed chase.
In a news release, DPS said around 11:08 a.m. a Texas State Trooper tried to stop the driver of a black 2019 Nissan for a traffic violation, but the driver refused to stop. A high speed chase then followed.
While following the suspect on Whitaker Avenue, the trooper hit a parked vehicle and a fence in the 200 block of Casa Grande. The occupant of the parked vehicle was treated by EMS at the scene and was released. The trooper was uninjured in the crash.
According to Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis, the suspect later abandoned the vehicle and ran from the scene. The suspect has not yet been caught and has not been identified by DPS. The investigation is ongoing.