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Fort Hood soldier dies after high speed chase, striking tree

MGN Online
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 3:01pm

A Fort Hood soldier died when he crashed into a tree after leading officers on a high speed chase into Bell County Wednesday morning.

Officials say the chase started shortly after midnight when a police officer noticed the man speeding on U.S. 190. Officers followed the vehicle until the driver hit a tree head-on, killing him on impact. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene around 1:30 a.m.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the soldier. The accident remains under investigation.

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