Police Chase Ends With Truck Flying Through The Air

The black truck was speeding from police at speeds over 100mph. And it was a teenager behind the wheel. An 18-year-old who is now back in police custody after a chase and dramatic crash where a pickup went airborne and landed on a car – with a woman inside.

Kevonte Dekorey Austin, 18, is an escaped work-release participant who stole the truck and got away.

Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton said the events began to unfold when an officer pulled over the Toyota Tacoma for speeding.

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While the deputy spoke with the driver outside the pickup, the truck’s passenger slid into the driver’s seat and sped off. Sheriff’s deputies chased Austin at speeds of 115 miles per hour.

Austin lost control of the Tacoma when it hit spike strips which sent it flying.

The pickup went airborne and landed on a Toyota Corolla parked at a restaurant. Barbara Harlon was in that car and escaped unhurt by climbing out a passenger door.