Fort Worth

He led cops on a 95 mph chase before crashing into an ambulance


A suspect is in custody after police say he fled from a Valero gas station in south Fort Worth, leading police on a nearly mile-long chase that reached speeds of up to 95 mph before crashing into a MedStar ambulance.

The incident happened Monday night shortly after 10 p.m., police said.

Police were dispatched to the Valero at 6700 Crowley Road after receiving a call saying that a black hatchback car had been parked in front of a gas pump for 20 minutes. The car’s lights were on and a driver was inside the car, police said.

When a patrol vehicle approached the gas station, the suspect pulled out onto southbound Crowley Road, and accelerated when police tried to pull him over, reaching a speed of 95 mph at one point, police said.

Driving between 60 and 70 mph, the suspect tried to turn east on Sycamore School Road, but lost control and drove over the median, hitting a MedStar ambulance nearly head-on, police said.

Police arrested the as-yet unnamed suspect, who tried to walk away, without incident, then confirmed that no one inside the ambulance was hurt.

Searching the driver’s side of the suspect’s car, police found a small plastic bag of what they say they believe is liquid heroin.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74