Late last evening a Patton, Tx. Police Officer was attempting to investigate a complaint he had been called to which led to a persuit.
During the pursuit the suspect vehicle ran through an intersection against a red light. The Officer pursued the vehicle and was struck by another motorist who was not involved in the pursuit.
The officers vehicle was pushed into a utility pole and the other vehicle rolled over from the impact during the collision coming to rest on the shoulder of the road.
Patton Village Sgt. Stacey Baumgartner was pronounced dead upon arrival to Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands, an 11 year old child, who was riding in the SUV, was ejected as the vehicle flipped and landed upside down. At least four others were seriously injured in the collision, reported.
Baumgartner initially was called to a Valero gas station after a man was seen urinating on the sidewalk and exposing himself. The suspect, Garrett William Nee, 29, allegedly tried to run Baumgartner over when he arrived and then took off in a dark gray Scion. During the pursuit, Nee allegedly ran a red light, and when Baumgartner followed, his car was hit.
At least five others, in the Suburban, were taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Nee saw all of this in his rear view mirror and did turn around and come back. He was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter, manslaughter with a vehicle and intoxicated assault with a vehicle.
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