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Suspect killed in Texas high speed police chase

Modified: Monday, Jan 21st, 2013


Rochelle home invasion robbery suspect Shundale Haney was killed in a high speed pursuit on I-40 west of Bushland, Texas, Wednesday morning. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, officers attempted to stop Haney after running the Illinois license plate on the Mazda he was driving. Officers learned the vehicle had been reported stolen in Illinois. Haney led Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on a high speed chase with speeds exceeding 120 mph. Haney crossed the center median to avoid spike strips that had been placed in the road and struck a semi truck head-on. Debris from the collision was spread more than 150 yards from the point of impact. Haney was pronounced dead at the scene. (Photo courtesy Michael Schumacher/Amarillo Globe-News)


ROCHELLE A high speed pursuit on I-40 near Bushland, Texas, on Wednesday morning resulted in Rochelle home invasion robbery suspect Shundale Haney, 34, being killed in a head-on collision with a semi truck.

Rochelle police officers were in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for Haney; however, they were advised that he had led Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on a pursuit where speeds reached 120 miles per hour.

According to the Amarillo Globe-News, officers attempted to stop Haney after running the Illinois license plate on the Mazda he was driving. Officers learned the vehicle had been reported stolen from Rockford. During the pursuit, Haney crossed the center median to avoid spike strips that had been placed in the road and struck a semi truck head-on.



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