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Dallas Police Chase With Stolen Car Ends With Crash Into Innocent Driver & 1 Death

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — An early morning police chase through Dallas ended in a deadly crash.

It was just after midnight on August 25 when officers say they spotted a vehicle stolen during a carjacking at a nursing home the previous day. Police tried to pull over the driver in the 1000 block of S. Buckner Boulevard, but instead of stopping he took off.

Officers chased the driver until he crashed into another car at Great Trinity Forest Way and Wadsworth Drive -- just west of Interstate-45.

There was a man and woman inside the car hit by the suspect, both were injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The innocent male driver, Cordell Jackson, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the stolen car -- a 14-year-old -- wasn't alone in the vehicle. Two other juveniles and an adult were also in the car -- all are in custody.

"It's appalling. And it's really distressing to know that we're seeing more and more juvenile suspects, especially with carjackings," said Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia. "When you have 14-year-olds with weapons in their hands, threatening individuals with their life, those are often times more dangerous than other situations."

Charges against the suspects, which could include vehicular manslaughter, are pending.

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