Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Chase comes to incredible end as truck goes airborne

A pickup that led Webster sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon crashed in the Nickey's parking lot VIDEO: Truck goes airborne during police chase
Roland Mccarthy | 03 March, 2017, 00:14

A passenger in the truck was 18-year-old Kevonte Austin, who was wanted out of Caddo Parish for escape. As the deputy spoke with the driver, Austin is said to have jumped in the driver's seat and took off.

Only slightly more incredible than watching Austin's airborne antics was the fact someone was inside this auto when the truck landed on top of it.

On Tuesday, authorities told KSLA-TV that they spotted Austin in a pick-up truck after they pulled him over in Webster Parish.

A video taken by eyewitness Caleb Gallups showed the pickup truck going off a roadway and into a ditch.

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The truck sped out of control hitting a auto, and bouncing off of a ridge and landing on top of another vehicle with someone inside. The deputy handcuffed the driver and gave chase.

Austin landed on a Barbara Harlon's Toyota Corolla after the truck's leap. "God was with me", Harlon told KSLA.

A woman in the parked auto was able to escape unharmed.

Police say Austin, who was previously serving a sentence for auto theft and a probation violation, walked off a Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Transitional work release program on February 8 by stealing another employee's vehicle.

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