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Tulsa Police Release Dashcam Video Of Fatal Chase, Crash

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New dashcam video released by Tulsa Police shows the moments before a police chase ended in a fatal crash.

Police say Jerry Newman led them on a chase from Sapulpa to Tulsa; it ended when Newman crashed into William Bruckman on Highway 75, killing him.

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The video shows officers doing everything they can to stop a stolen ONG truck from driving the opposite direction the busy Tulsa highway. It also shows the car that was hit, just seconds before impact.

In the video, you see Newman zoom by a police officer in a stolen ONG truck. Police said he stole it in Sapulpa and led officers into Tulsa, where OHP and Tulsa Police got involved.

One officer tails Newman for several minutes until another officer takes over.

"We're coming up to Yale, he's…going around cars in the wrong lane," the officer says.

All this is happening after Newman led Sapulpa Police and OHP through Tulsa International Airport.

5/25/2017 Related Story: Dramatic Video Of Chase Across Tulsa Airport Released By Sapulpa Police

Matters intensified when Newman left the airport and sped up a ramp onto Highway 75 and started going the wrong way.

In the video, you can see cars swerving out of the way to miss him as hurtles toward them.

One officer decides to get in front of Newman, and as he's trying to pass a truck, you see Bruckman drive past, completely unaware of what will meet him when he rounds the corner.

The officer does a U-turn when he hears the crash.

"He's crashed…75 northbound, we've got a head-on," the officer said.

Less than a minute later, he and dozens of other officers are on the scene of the crash.

Bruckman died instantly.

The district attorney charged Newman with first-degree murder.

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