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Arlington police searching for 2 suspects who fled from police and caused deadly crash

Arlington police were called to a major accident as suspects fled from another police department.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Arlington police are searching for two suspects who fled the scene of a fatal accident after they fled from another police department.

A driver fleeing from a Pantego police officer ran a red light, killing a 39-year-old man, Arlington police said. 

Arlington police responded to a major crash on Friday after 9 p.m. 

Officials said it began when Pantego police attempted a traffic stop on a 2011 marron Buick Lacrosse at West Arkansas Lane near Bowen Street. The vehicle fled at an excess of 100 mph, witnesses told police. 

When the Buick continued past South Fielder Road, the Pantego officers discontinued their efforts, Arlington police said. 

The Buick continued eastbound on West Arkansas Lane at a high speed and ran a red light, striking a passenger sedan at Cooper Street. 

The driver of the sedan was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the driver as Douglas Ogwoka Onsare Osiemo, of Arlington.

The two suspect in the Buick abandoned the vehicle at the scene of the accident and fled on foot, police said.

Police said contraband was found after a search of the suspect vehicle. 

Arlington police are asking for anyone with information to contact the crash investigator, Joe Shipp at 817-575-8602. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.