Teens Injured In Washington County High Speed Chase

By: Sylvia Villarreal Email
By: Sylvia Villarreal Email

A pair of Burleson County teenagers had to be hospitalized after leading Washington County Sheriff's Deputies on a high speed chase.

Monday around 3 a.m. a car was spotted with no headlights on between Burton and Carmine on Highway 290. Deputies say the 16-year-old driver sped away from deputies at speeds up to 120 miles per hour.

The car burst into flames after the teen lost control, but deputies broke the windows and pulled both the driver and 19-year-old passenger, Shelbie Lynn Work of Caldwell to safety before they were burned.

Both girls were treated at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Before being released to the custody of her mother, juvenile probation officers were notified regarding the 16-year-old.

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