Identity of Teen Killed After Car Chase Released

Alonso Rodriguez
Alonso Rodriguez
Alfonso Rodriguez
Alfonso Rodriguez

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - A 16-year-old teen has died after a car chase in Ector County on Sunday morning.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, Deputies were called to the 400 block of south Damascus in reference to a disturbance call.  While officers were on the scene, a black Chevrolet pickup drove by and witnesses said the truck caused the disturbance.

The pick-up sped off and Deputies began a short pursuit.  The chase ended when the pickup crashed into a fence in the 13500 block of Triple Crown.  Two of the occupants in the truck took off and lead officers on a short chase and were later apprehended and transported to the hospital for their injuries.

The third person in the pickup, 16-year-old Uriel Urias, died at the scene of the accident due to injuries he sustained.

The driver, 21-year-old Alonso Rodriguez, has been charged with felony evading.  His passenger, 18-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez has been charged with misdemeanor evading.

Both men are behind bars at the Ector County Detention Center.

DPS Troopers are still investigating the death of the 16-year-old.