MUSTANG, Okla. (KFOR) – A high-speed chase landed one man in the hospital on Wednesday morning.
Fire and smoke coming from the truck that was completely burned, after crashing at the end of this chase.
Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department say officers responded to a suspicious-persons call after neighbors reported seeing a man sitting in a truck in the 1500 block of SW 54th St.
When officers attempted to contact the driver, he took off.
Troopers tell News 4 that Oklahoma City police eventually called off the pursuit.
However, when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers saw the suspect driving erratically, they picked the pursuit back up.
Officials say the pursuit caused multiple crashes and even started a grass fire.
Troopers on the scene tell us two trooper cars were also damaged.
The chase came to an end near 119th and Cemetery Rd. in Mustang when the suspect’s truck blew a tire and caught fire.
Before stopping he hit another man’s truck who was headed to work at the time.
“It dead-ends about a quarter-mile down the road. I guess he must’ve thought this was a big way or quick way of getting back south when I guess he found out it doesn’t,” said nearby resident Steven Graulich.
Graulich says his street was filled with lights and sirens.
“I just kept seeing more and more highway patrol, sheriff’s vehicles, Oklahoma City PD then I looked down the hill and saw the fire trucks and ambulances and everything so I figured something big happened,” he said.
He also says he’s lived in the area for close to ten years and has seen multiple police chases end on his street.
The suspect, who was identified as 27-year-old Eddy Currey, was taken to a nearby hospital and then taken into custody.
“It’s become like a spectacle here,” he said.
Amazingly, other innocent motorists who were hit only suffered minor injuries.