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One man is dead after a police chase in Denison ended in a crash on U.S. Highway 75 near FM 91.
Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said police were called to the Holiday Inn Express in Denison by employees who had noticed two men sleeping in their vehicle. After an officer spoke with the two occupants of the vehicle the officer return to the patrol car to complete a few routine checks. That's when the suspect's vehicle sped off, Eppler said.
It was only a few miles down the road, however, when the suspect's vehicle crashed into the barrier under the overpass, Eppler said. The passenger died at the scene, and the driver was flown to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Police have not released the identities of the driver or the passenger of the vehicle.