Houston Texas -A man who sped away from police during a traffic stop jumped to his death some 40 feet off an exit ramp in north Houston on Sunday morning.The man was not identified, except that he is believed to have been under 30 and was driving a white BMW. A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy patrolling Sam Houston Parkway East stopped the man for speeding around 10 a.m. after he entered the tollway at Ella, said Pct. 4 Chief Mark Herman. “He pulled him over and walked over to the vehicle, and the guy put it in gear and sped off.”He said the deputy pursued the driver on to the southbound exit ramp to Interstate 45 South, and “in the distance ahead (the deputy) saw a puff of smoke.”The vehicle had struck the concrete retaining wall, Herman said.“As the deputy was pulling up, he saw the suspect get out of his car and jump over the retaining wall,” Herman said. “He basically fell to his death.”Pct. 4 Cpt. Paul Staton said drivers witnessed the incident.-http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/breaking/6514470.html (source)
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