Driver Dies After Attempting To Flee Police During Traffic Stop

Susan Darwin
March 14, 2019 - 8:01 am

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RICHLAND HILLS (1080 KRLD) - A driver is dead after jumping out of their car to escape police during an attempted traffic stop overnight. 

According to Richland Hills police, an officer tried to pull a car over shortly after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday. 

The driver took off and ended up crashing  into a wall on southbound Loop 820 at the Highway 10 ramp.

Police say the driver jumped out of the car and started running, but was hit by another motorist on the 820 bridge over Hwy 121. 

The person hit was killed.  The name of that person has not been released. 

Police are still investigating.