DICKINSON, Texas—Dickinson police say a 100-mph chase has ended in a two-vehicle collision that killed multiple people.
Capt. J. Jaekel told the Galveston County Daily News the wreck occurred Sunday night after an officer tried pulling over a Dodge Durango in Dickinson.
Police say the Durango, with driver Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco, 23, and his cousin Alejandro Molina, was swerving all over the road and fled when an officer pursued it.
Jaekel says the officer couldn't keep up with the Durango.
He says the chase ended when the Durango blew through a stop sign in League City and slammed into a Honda Accord. The Durango went on to hit a light pole, knocking out power in the area.
There were no survivors. Six people died in the wreck, authorities said.
On Monday, Dickinson police identified the victims in the Accord as Rafael and Alejandra Guerrero, their 15-year-old son Luis and his uncle Gilberto Ortega Jr.
The family's oldest son, Sebastian, was not in the car.
He spent hours last night on the phone trying to track down his family.
"I was in my house, I was trying to call my mom, dad and uncle," Sebastian Yanez said. "I called them three times and no one answered, then I got a call from the League City Police Department and that's how I got the news."
It's believed the group in the Accord was on their way home from doing laundry.
Police said Ahuezoteco had an outstanding felony warrant for DWI. A relative said his cousin has just gotten married three weeks ago.
Now his brother is trying to figure out how to get his body back to Mexico for a funeral.
No officers were injured in the incident. Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting in the investigation.
DONATIONS: If you wish to donate to the family to help with expenses, an account has been set up at Amegy Bank in Dickinson under Bellanira Arteaga to benefit Sebastian Yanez and Daniel Guerrero. The account number is 0054495942.
(The Galveston County Daily News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.)