San Marcos Police, TX: A tragic incident occurred in Texas as a young individual lost their life while attempting to evade law enforcement, according to officials.
A stolen Hyundai with two individuals inside was spotted by officers from the San Marcos Police Department on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 30, initiating a chase, according to a news release from the police.
According to authorities, the individuals involved in the incident were determined to be underage. The ages of the officials were not revealed.
According to authorities, the driver of the vehicle failed to comply with officers’ attempts to pull them over. According to officials, the driver proceeded to engage in a high-speed pursuit along U.S. Interstate 35, which extended into the neighboring area of New Braunfels. Police from the New Braunfels department also joined the chase at this point.
According to authorities, the driver veered off the interstate and onto a gravel road that led to a rock quarry. Unfortunately, they lost control and collided with a boulder.
According to authorities, both young individuals exited the Hyundai vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.
Authorities apprehended the driver, while the passenger tragically met their demise after fleeing towards a quarry and falling into a deep open pit, as reported by law enforcement.
Authorities are currently investigating to determine the identity of the young individual who tragically lost his life.
According to the police, the young individuals involved in the incident are from San Antonio. They were responsible for stealing a vehicle in San Marcos. Additionally, stolen guns and body armor were discovered at the location.
Officials have stated that an investigation is currently underway by the San Marcos police and the Texas Rangers.
San Marcos is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Austin.