DPS Trooper Injured in Head-On Collision in Mitchell County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MITCHELL COUNTY - A head on crash in Mitchell County sends a trooper and Sweetwater man to the hospital.

According to DPS, Troopers tried to pull over 69-year-old Jose Ornelas, Junior on Saturday night.

Ornelas refused to stop and a chase began.

The chase began 5 miles east of Colorado City on Interstate 20.

During the chase, Ornelas drove head on into a DPS Trooper.

The chase came to an end when Ornelas crashed into a utility pole.

Both Trooper Ricardo Molina and Ornelas were hurt in the crash and transported to the hospital.

We're told Trooper Molina has made a full recovery and is back at work.

Ornelas is charged with DWI, evading and resisting arrest.