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TAYLOR, Texas – A man fleeing in his vehicle from Taylor Police
Officers has died as a result of a single car collision at the intersection of
3rd Street and Vance Street. Taylor Police responded to an unwanted subject
creating a disturbance at 308 Vance Street at 10:40 P.M. on Saturday, September
14th. A man, later identified as Gabriel Dwayne King, 33 years of Cedar Park,
was pointed out by multiple persons at the scene as the subject involved in the
disturbance. King was attempting to leave the residence in his
vehicle when officers arrived. A Taylor Officer approached King and verbally
instructed him to stop and pull over. King verbally advised the Officer
that he would, but then fled the scene in his vehicle, which was a 2004 Mercury
Mountaineer. Two Taylor Police Units engaged in the vehicle
pursuit. At the intersection of W. 3rd St. and Talbot St. King’s vehicle
went airborne and he began losing control. The suspect vehicle hit the
curb, rolled on its right side and ran over the stop sign at W. 3rd St. and
Vance St. The pursuit ended in the northwest corner of 3rd Street and
Vance Street, off the road in a vacant lot, with the vehicle lying on its
passenger side. King was partially ejected from the vehicle. The Taylor Fire
Department and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services responded and King
was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Taylor Police Department requested that Texas DPS respond to
the scene and investigate the fatal collision.
The pursuit covered eight blocks and lasted one minute. Taylor Police Units were not involved in the collision. There were no other injuries from the collision or the vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended at the same approximate location where it began. Taylor Detectives are investigating the disturbance that occurred prior to the vehicle pursuit.
This is Taylor’s second fatal collision of the year.