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Police chase ends in crash that kills 6, hurts 9

Posted at 7:51 PM, Mar 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-21 19:51:07-04

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — Six people were killed and nine others injured when a truck that was being chased by police and Border Patrol officers crashed into a security barrier at a Navy base on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a base spokesman said Thursday.

The crash happened late Wednesday, when an extended-cab pickup slammed into a security barrier outside the naval air station in Kingsville, south of Corpus Christi, spokesman Jon Gagne told CNN. The GMC Sierra was being chased by a Kingsville police cruiser and a Customs and Border Protection vehicle about 11:15 p.m. when it ran a checkpoint outside the air base at high speed, Gagne said.

Guards deployed a pop-up barrier outside a second security post, and the truck slammed into that obstacle without slowing down, Gagne told CNN. No one from the military or the law enforcement agencies was among the wounded, he said.

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