KELLYVILLE, OK -- A long pursuit involving several area law enforcement agencies ended in an accident late Friday night. The driver of the truck that led the chase received non life-threatening injuries in the wreck.
The pursuit began when the truck failed to yield to a Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy on Interstate 44 near U.S. Highway 75, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Chambliss. Instead of pulling over, the truck drove off at speeds in excess of 100 mph, going on Highway 66 westbound to Sapulpa.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's unit blew its transmission, and the truck was lost for a short time, Chambliss told The News On 6. The Trooper saw the truck make a U-turn on Highway 66 near Highway 48 west of Kellyville.
"It almost hit me head on, going eastbound in the westbound lanes," Chambliss said. "He was driving erratically, going well over 100 mph and running cars off the road."
Chambliss ended the pursuit with a tactical maneuver. The truck went off the side of the highway and came to a stop. The driver sustained minor injuries, Chambliss said. A female passenger in the truck was not injured.
Several area jurisdictions, including Tulsa Police, Bristow Police, Sapulpa Police, Creek County Sheriff's Office and Kellyville Police Department, aided in the pursuit.