Houston-area teen dies in ATV wreck during chase

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Associated Press

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

MONTGOMERY, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area teenager has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding crashed into a brick culvert while being pursued by a law officer.

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the youth as 17-year-old Samuel Paul Acreman of Montgomery. Investigators say Acreman was dead at the scene before dawn Saturday.

DPS spokesman Erik Burse says Acreman, who was not wearing a helmet, was driving the ATV without lights on when he almost rammed a squad car on routine patrol. Burse says the officer began chasing the ATV when the driver refused to stop.

DPS says the teen apparently lost control on a curve and crashed into the brick culvert in an area near his neighborhood.

Investigators will review the case. Prosecutors did not immediately return a message Monday.

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