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Officials: 2 people arrested, 1 person killed after Grand Prairie chase ends in Dallas

Authorities said a person died after their vehicle was struck by the alleged stolen pickup truck involved in the chase. The victim's name has not been released.

DALLAS — Updated at 3:30 p.m. Friday with additional information from Grand Prairie police. 

Two people were arrested Friday morning after they led Grand Prairie police on a chase that ended in a deadly crash in Dallas, authorities said. 

Grand Prairie police said the chase started around 2 a.m. after a driver in an alleged stolen truck near Pioneer Parkway and Belt Line Road fled from officers. 

Authorities said the pursuit ended when the driver of the pickup truck ran a red light and struck a 4-door sedan at North Peak Street and Ross Avenue in Dallas. Officials said the person in the vehicle that was struck died. Their name has not been released at this time. 

According to Grand Prairie police, the driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 18-year-old Ramiro Sotelo of Balch Springs. A juvenile passenger was also arrested at the scene. 

Authorities said both suspects were not injured in Friday's crash. 

Sotelo faces several charges including murder, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and evading arrest.

Credit: Grand Prairie PD

The Grand Prairie Police Department released the following statement:  

"It's a tragedy that the suspect driver took an innocent life. No officer ever wants this outcome. The Grand Prairie PD will pursue all appropriate charges to hold this suspect accountable. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family."  

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