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Custodial Death Report – Ector County Sheriff’s Office

Copied directly from the Texas Attorney General’s Office, Custodial Death Report.

“On 11-20-2020 at 0226hrs, a ECSO Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2002 Tan Chevy Silverado bearing TXLP-LLL2513, in the area of W. University and Mercedes, for a traffic related issues. The Deputy activated his emergency lights and siren in attempts to have the said vehicle come to a stop. The said vehicle refused to come to a stop and evaded the Deputy. A pursuit ensued at this time. The vehicle began to evade at a high rate of speed. While the said vehicle was evading Law Enforcement the Deputy observed the front seat passenger throw out a clear plastic bag with a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine from his window.

The pursuit only lasted approx. 1 minute in time before the vehicle crashed into a tree located at 2100 Co. Rd West. The driver of the vehicle suffered serious bodily injury and was transported to the Hospital, but is expected to live. The front seat passenger suffered serious bodily injury and was also transported to the Hospital where he passed away from his injuries.

At this time a warrant was issued for the driver of the Chevy Silverado for the criminal offense of Evading in a Motor Vehicle Causing Death.”