Posted: Aug 12, 2013 5:18 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2013 12:15 AM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A high-speed chase northwest of Mission ended in a crash that claimed the lives of five people Monday.
A vehicle being pursued on Western Road slammed into another car at the intersection with Mile 7 Road. Three cars were involved in the accident, officials said.
State troopers said three of the crash survivors were taken to McAllen Medical Center. One is listed in stable condition.
A witness at the scene said the vehicle being chased did not stop at the traffic light.
Troopers blocked a large area around the scene of the crash as they conducted the investigation. Two school buses were used to block one of the roads.