CSPD: Driver on the run from police causes two crashes, shuts down portion of University Drive East

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 8:45 AM CST
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Westbound lanes are back open on University Drive East after a vehicle crash.

Just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, College Station police say officers at Texas Avenue and Harvey Mitchel Parkway noticed a red Chevrolet pickup truck reported missing out of Austin. The officers initiated a stop at Texas Avenue and Manuel Drive, but the suspect did not stop, instead, continuing to drive northbound on Texas Avenue. Officers followed in pursuit.

Police say the suspect turned right onto University Drive, clipping a red SUV. No injuries were reported in that crash.

The suspect in the pickup continued down University Drive, heading east, with College Station police still in pursuit.

At University and Coppercrest Drive, police say the pickup truck crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. Within 100 yards, the driver had hit a maroon SUV head-on at 8:10 a.m.

The driver of the maroon SUV was taken to the hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.

The suspect exited his crashed vehicle and ran through the parking lot nearby. Police quickly caught him on foot.

The suspect has been identified as Tyler Wayne Hannath, a 26-year-old resident of College Station. He is in custody on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest in a vehicle, evading arrest on foot, failure to stop and leave information, failure to stop and render aid, and possession of methamphetamine.

Another vehicle involved in Tuesday morning's crash
Another vehicle involved in Tuesday morning's crash(KBTX)

College Station Fire, the Bryan Police Department, and Brazos County Precinct 1 assisted.

CSPD says the road was reopened at around 1:30 p.m.

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