Car Chase Concludes With Dramatic Crash By Inmate


It’s Dukes of Hazard, version two.

After an 18-year-old inmate escaped from a work-release program in Webster Parish, he was captured when a dramatic high-speed chased ended with his truck going airborne and landing on top of another car.

Around 1:30 p.m., a vehicle was pulled over by Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton for speeding on U.S. Highway 371.

While the officer spoke with the driver outside the vehicle, the truck’s passenger, Kevonte Dekorey Austin, slid into the driver’s seat and sped off.


During the chase, which reached speeds of up to 115 mph, Austin lost control of the truck when it hit spike strips and went airborne and landed on a Toyota Corolla parked at a restaurant.

Barbara Harlon, a passenger in the vehicle, was able to climb out of the passenger door uninjured.

“I felt around to see if I was hurt and could tell that I was okay,” Harlon said. “God was with me.”

See the horrific crash below.



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