GRAPEVINE - A police chase that started in Haltom City early Sunday ended in a fatal crash in Grapevine, where all three people inside the suspect's vehicle were ejected and killed, police said.
They have been identified as the driver and two passengers -- Ricardo Valdez, 24, Daniel Barajas, and Marco Valdez, 27.
Haltom City officers had attempted to stop the suspect at about 3:30 a.m. for suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the 2800 block of North Beach Street.
Instead, the driver of the Chevrolet SUV fled, heading north on Beach, according to a police news release. Officers tried to deflate the SUV's tires with "Stop Sticks," but the SUV continued onto Northeast Loop 820 and then onto U.S. Highway 183, heading east.
The SUV then went north on SH 121 before exiting the highway at Hall Johnson Road in Grapevine, police said.
At the intersection of the service road and Stone Myers Parkway, the SUV went off road and into a construction area. When the SUV went up the embankment of the William D Tate Boulevard exit ramp, the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle onto the northbound lanes of SH 360.
All three men were ejected and died at the scene.
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