OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman is dead after a short police chase Tuesday on the city’s northeast side.
Police said 54-year-old Aline Marie Williams was a suspect in a robbery at the JRS Travel Center just before 6 a.m.
OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said Williams and her companion, 60-year-old Sammie Nugent, are suspected of using a rubber mallet to threaten and rob a truck driver.
When police arrived at JRS, Williams drove off in a green Chevy Trailblazer.
After speeding north on Martin Luther King Ave., she crashed the SUV into a building at N.E. 18th St. and died at the scene.
“We don’t know what caused her to lose control,” Capt. Nelson said.
He added she was not wearing a seatbelt.
Nelson said while police were pursuing Williams, civilians at the travel center apprehended Nugent and later turned him over to police.
Police have not yet revealed the connection between the two suspects but said they are both presumed transients.
Williams was currently on parole for a previous armed robbery at the time of the incident.