High-speed pursuit results in two officers transported to hospital

Two officers involved in a high-speed chase were transported to the hospital early Thursday morning.

Early Thursday morning Hunt County Sheriff’s office was notified of a high-speed chase proceeding eastbound on Interstate 30 from Rockwall County.

Royse City Police Officers requested assistance with a vehicle pursuit that initiated in their city as it proceeded eastbound on Interstate 30.  Hunt County Sheriff’s Deputies joined the pursuit as it entered into the Greenville City limits when the suspect made an evasive maneuver and took Exit 94 to South Highway 69.

A Hunt County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle and a Royse City Police vehicle were involved in a crash at the 94-mile marker eastbound on Interstate 30 where two officers were injured.  The suspect proceeded south on South Highway 69 traveling through the south end of Hunt County.  Hunt County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to deploy spike strips at South Highway 34 and Farm to Market Road 2101, which resulted in the suspect vehicle being disabled.  The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody a short time later without further incident. 

A Hunt County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Royse City Police Officer were transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was transported to Rockwall County Jail by Royse City Police Department. 

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said that is hopeful that the officers will be okay and thank all those involved in pursuing the suspect for a job well done.

“I am hopeful that the officers that were injured will make a full recovery.  I want to commend all the officers involved in maintaining their composure during a very difficult situation and making sure this subject was taken into custody”, said Meeks.