MPD Officer Involved in Crash at Loop 250, Business 20

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UPDATE:  Midland Police Officer Jacob Churchwell, is now listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

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Officials say they responded to the call at about 2:23 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. 

The officer, according to MPD officials, was attempting to stop a motorcyclists who sped away from the officer at a high rate of speed prompting a chase. 

At the overpass at Loop 250 and Business 20, the officer reportedly lost control, slid into the median and possibly rolled, according to police officials.

The officer was also reportedly partially ejected from the vehicle. 

Officials say witnesses assisted the officer until medical officials arrived at scene. 

The motorcyclists continued southbound and has not been found, according to Midland Police. 

Officials with the Odessa Police Department say the motorcyclists was last seen at 8th and Dixie Boulevard in Odessa and OPD officers are searching the area. 

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A Midland Police Officer was involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon at Business 20 and Loop 250, according to officials with the MPD. 

Details on the crash are limited at this time, however, officials with the Texas Department of Transportation say part of southbound Loop 250 is shut down, according to a release. 

TxDOT officials say the road is closed between Thomason and Interstate 20, and they are expected to be closed for “the next few hours.”

Motorists are asked to find alternate routes if possible. 

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