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Midland officer involved in crash in serious condition

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)
Officer Jacob Churchwell (Source: City of Midland) Officer Jacob Churchwell (Source: City of Midland)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

A Midland police officer who lost control of his patrol car during a high speed pursuit is in serious but stable condition Thursday morning. 

The accident happened just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the southbound lanes of Loop 250 between Highway 80 and Interstate 20.

The City of Midland said an investigation revealed that Officer Jacob Churchwell was chasing a black motorcycle that was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

We're told that's when Churchwell lost control of his patrol cruiser for an unknown reason after driving on the Highway 80 overpass and slid into the median toward the service road.

Police said Churchwell was partially ejected from the vehicle and was provided aid by witnesses before authorities arrived

The motorcyclist fled the scene before authorities arrived on scene.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the motorcyclist, contact the Midland Police Department at (432) 685-7108. 

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