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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Fatal Collision

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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.