HOUSTON A suspected tire thief was killed early Tuesday when he crashed during a police chase in north Houston, according to Houston police.

Witnesses called police around 5 a.m. to report that a man in a white Honda Accord was seen stealing tires from a tire shop.

When police arrived, the suspect took off and led police on a short chase before slamming into a Ryder box car on North Shepherd near the North Loop.

The suspect died at the scene.

No one else was injured.

The northbound lanes of Shepherd at the North Loop were closed until crews cleared the scene.
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