According to a release from the Lufkin Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety is being assisted by Lufkin Police officers with a vehicle crash on U.S. 59 north at Woodland Hills Golf Course. The incident began at 7:10 p.m. as a vehicle pursuit on Loop 287 at Old Moffett Road with an armed Houston-area bank robbery suspect.

When the officer initiated a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, the suspect refused to stop and continued on to U.S. 59 north at a high rate of speed. He continued north on U.S. 59 toward Nacogdoches until he wrecked out near the 12th hole at Woodland Hills Golf Course. The suspect died on impact. His name will not be released until tomorrow.

Top speeds reached in excess of 100 mph.

The investigation is ongoing and northbound  traffic is moving slowly in the area.

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