Wharton County car chase leads to fatality

Police chase ends with a wanted suspect being transported to a Houston hospital

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – On Thursday, April 1, The Wharton County Constable’s Office responded to a call about a chase coming in from Fort Bend County into Wharton County.

Constable John Szymanski says his team set up spikes to try to stop the vehicle, but it was unsuccessful. He says the suspect continued to drive away on U.S Highway 90A.

The suspect drove into a gravel area and lost control crashing into a culvert area. The incident made authorities call in an emergency helicopter.

Authorities identified the deceased passenger as 51-year-old, Julia Annette Moreno. The driver is 54-year-old Raymond Charles Lights. He remains in the hospital.

Wharton County authorities will continue working with the Texas DPS to investigate the incident.

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