One dead, two injured after Oklahoma Highway Patrol chase

One person died and two others were injured Monday in Cleveland County after a high-speed chase involving the Oklahoma Highway Patrol on Interstate 35.

Authorities said the chase began just before 9 p.m. near SE Grand Boulevard and S High Avenue in south Oklahoma City when the driver of a pickup truck refused to pull over for a highway patrolman.

Patrol said the truck was stolen.

The truck entered I-35 southbound at SE Grand Boulevard and briefly exited at SE 4 at Moore before returning to the freeway.

Authorities said the truck reached high speeds along I-35 southbound toward Norman.

The soldier used a tactical maneuver around 9:05 p.m. to stop the truck between Rock Creek and Tecumseh roads.

Authorities said the truck rolled over and two of the three people in the vehicle were ejected.

The driver was ejected and died instantly. Another man and woman were taken to an area hospital.

The patrol did not confirm the names on Tuesday.

The soldier involved in the pursuit is on administrative duty while the Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigates.

Law enforcement in Oklahoma City and across the United States recently revised their prosecution policies due to safety concerns for the officers involved, those being prosecuted, and the general public.

Many agencies have stopped pursuing stolen vehicles unless the driver has committed a violent crime.

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