One person is dead and two more are hospitalized after they were ejected from a vehicle that crashed while fleeing police on Saturday night.
On November 19, at around 10:06 pm, Garland police officers attempted to stop a white Tahoe believed to be involved in a string of burglaries throughout the Metroplex, according to a news release posted to the Garland Police Department’s Twitter account.
The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and fled into the city of Dallas.
The suspects in the vehicle were apparently known to be armed during the burglaries and considered “extremely dangerous,” police said.
In a previous burglary, the suspects discharged a gun, according to police.
During the pursuit, the vehicle escaped the pursuing officers.
However, once found, the location of the vehicle was quickly relayed to police by the Department of Public Safety Air Unit.
Once in the area of the 12200 block of Greenville Avenue in Dallas, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to overturn, ejecting three of the people inside.
The vehicle crashed in front of a RaceTrac gas station. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
“He was traveling at a high rate of speed, and at some point, he failed to maintain control and overcorrected. That’s when the vehicle overturned,” Garland PD officer Felicia Jones said, speaking to Fox 4.
Two other people exited the vehicle and tried to flee on foot but were quickly taken into custody.
The three suspects ejected from the vehicle were transported to a local hospital, where one suspect did not survive.
According to NBC 5, investigators searched and seized items at the scene, including weapons found inside the Tahoe.
“I have not confirmed whether all five occupants were participating in the previous burglaries, but we know the vehicle was involved and the person driving is possibly the one involved,” Jones said.
The alleged driver of the vehicle, identified as 18-year-old Joey William Jarvis of Dallas, was arrested and is being charged with evading arrest and two counts of detention causing serious bodily injury, and three counts of engaging in organized criminal activity.
“[Jarvis] had multiple warrants, some through Dallas County Sheriff’s [Office] and Carrollton PD and Garland PD,” Jones said. Police say additional charges against Jarvis are pending.
He is currently in the Garland Jail, and no bond has been set.
The identities of the other four passengers have not been released.
Dallas police are investigating the crash, while Garland police are dealing with the criminal investigation.