Felony suspect, driver die in crash after speeding away from Arlington police

Two people, including a felony suspect, were killed in a car crash after speeding away from police in Arlington late Friday.

According to a news release from the Arlington Police Department, officers were trying to find a suspect wanted for aggravated assault on a peace officer in a north Arlington apartment complex about 9:30 p.m. Friday, when the suspect got into a vehicle, which then sped away.

The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, the release says, and in the 2200 block of Randy Snow Road, the driver lost control of the car. It crossed into the oncoming lane, hit a curb and a wooden fence before crashing into a tree.

The driver, a 40-year-old man, was pronounced dead on scene. The passenger, a 32-year-old woman with the outstanding felony warrant, was taken to a hospital where she died, the release says. Their identities have not been released.

Police said officers were not in pursuit of the car because they lost sight of it quickly.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST