WCSO attempted traffic stop ends in fatal crash

WCSO attempted traffic stop ends in fatal crash

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Two people are dead after an attempted traffic stop by Wichita County Sheriff Deputy on U.S. 287 South and Jacksboro Hwy Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, at 6:49 a.m., a Wichita County Sheriff Deputy observed a vehicle driving erratically before failing to stop and traveling at a high rate of speed east on Jacksboro Hwy. After turning north on East Scott, the vehicle struck a tree and caught fire.

The female passenger was entrapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver was transported to United Regional Health Care by ambulance and was pronounced dead on arrival.

The accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

No identities have yet been released of either deceased.

More to come as details unfold. Stay with KAUZ New Channel 6 for more information..

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