TULSA COUNTY, Okla. – A police chase that started over a stolen vehicle claimed the life of an innocent woman.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say they were behind 32-year-old Blake Ferguson along I-44 when they decided to check his license plate.
Authorities say the 2004 Dodge Ram came back as a stolen vehicle, so troopers tried to stop Ferguson.
However, investigators say he decided to run and led troopers on a chase.
FOX 23 reports that Ferguson reached a dead end and tried to turn right, but lost control of the truck.
At that point, the vehicle hit a 2012 Chevy Cruze that was driven by 64-year-old Etoyce Johnson.
Both of the vehicles left the roadway and crashed into trees and brush.
Authorities discovered that Ferguson had drug paraphernalia in the truck.
Ferguson was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
Tragically, Johnson died after being pinned in the wreckage for about 20 minutes.