VIDEO: Suspect Causes Fatal Crash While Fleeing From Cops, Then Sees What He Did

One person was killed and five more were injured in the two-vehicle rollover collision.

Chicago, IL – The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has released video footage that captured the moment a fleeing vehicle flipped onto its hood during a pursuit after crashing into another motorist (video below).

One person was killed and five more were injured in the violent two-vehicle collision, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. on July 10, when officers attempted to stop a gray 2015 Chrysler in the 7100-block of South Stewart Avenue.

The suspect initially slowed down to a near-stop, then abruptly sped away and pulled into oncoming traffic, dashcam footage showed.

The driver pulled back into the proper lane for a moment, but continued to weave in and out of oncoming traffic as it steadily pulled away from the pursuing officers.

Seconds later, the suspect vehicle slammed into a silver Mitsubishi that was attempting to turn left at an intersection, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The force of the impact sent the suspect’s car careening into a nearby tree before it flipped onto its hood and slid to a stop, the video showed.

“We need an ambulance quick!” one officer said over the radio as they pulled up to the overturned wreckage.

One suspect managed to pull himself out of the vehicle by sliding on his back along the pavement.

The bloodied male began to panic as he got to his feet and looked at the scene he’d just emerged from.

One of the other occupants was lying beneath the car.

“My homie, bro!” he said frantically. “Look at him! Get me away from this s--t!”

The officers placed the suspect in handcuffs, then took him to a patrol vehicle to assess his injuries.

He insisted he was fine, and begged the officers to help his friends, who he claimed were “drunk.”

The officer repeatedly told him that an ambulance was on the way as she attempted to calm him down, bodycam footage showed.

Jason Yancey, 23, was partially ejected through a window of the Chrysler, and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

An autopsy revealed that he died of multiple crash-related injuries, and his death was ruled an accident.

Two women, ages 50 and 23, were traveling in the Mitsubishi when the suspect vehicle slammed into them, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

They were both transported to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

Three other occupants inside the Chrysler, 23-year-old Donte Thomas, 23-year-old Mario Morgan, and 25-year-old Denzel Washington, were all arrested, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

They were subsequently released without charges while the investigation continued, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Officers also discovered two weapons inside the suspect vehicle, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The investigation into the pursuit and subsequent crash is ongoing, COPA spokesperson Ephraim Eaddy told the paper.

“COPA investigates allegations of police misconduct within its jurisdiction and incidents that occur as a result of police action that result in great bodily injury or fatality,” Eaddy told the Chicago Sun-Times in an email. “In this case because of the circumstances involving the civilians, the Chicago Police Officers and their pursuit of the vehicle, COPA Investigators responded to the scene the night of the incident and launched a full investigation which is currently ongoing.”

You can watch bodycam, dashcam, and surveillance footage of the pursuit and deadly collision in the video below. WARNING - Graphic content and language:

Comments (61)
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Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Very good reason as to why you never run from the police. One person is dead as a result of THEIR OWN actions. How sad.

alaskalawdog
alaskalawdog

I suspect that the “COPA” will likely blame the officers for this. Chicago...

Why would any qualified officer go to work in that shithole?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Let me guess how COPA will see this - it was the officers fault for causing the driving of the vehicle to flee. Once the vehicle fled, the officer should have pulled over to the side of the road and had his lunch break. "COPA believes the officer who initiated the chase should be charged with manslaughter for contributing to the man's death" says Willy Wonka, President and Grand Poo Pa of COPA.

flybynight
flybynight

NPN?

bryantrent
bryantrent

Those guys were on drugs

NYXX
NYXX

The Officer that was with the self extricated guy, did an excellent job with him while waiting for EMS. I'm glad that the two women they hit were ok. Of course Chicago doesn't have their Officer's backs in anything, so I'm sure that will be an issue. Cue the protests that claim drunk driver fleeing- good, Police-bad BS. I'm glad the Officers weren't injured.

Carolinny
Carolinny

His passenger died and the death was ruled “an accident”?

iamgideon
iamgideon

Wow!!! The female office did a great job of trying to calm the man down. Glad that more people weren't hurt or killed, it could have been much worse. Hopefully this will be a wake up call for this man, his friends aren't coming back. Who knows, maybe he will use this to educate the younger ones in his community. Try to make something or someone better from all these bad choices. One can always hope....

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Shouldn't be be charged with felony murder because the death occurred while he was fleeing the police?

and yes, I'm sure the COPA Investigators will say the whole incident is the cop's fault.

iamgideon
iamgideon

Dash cam's date says July 10, 2019? I thought this was something that just happened. Anyone know of an update, increased or dropped any charges.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Damn they were flying, lucky something much worse didn't happen.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Denzel Washington?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Did they know that Jason was the driver when they arrested the passengers?

Stanracer
Stanracer

Instant justice!👍

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Run from police Extreme rate of speed Reckless Guns in vehicle

Instant justice!!!

Thankful occupants of other vehicle these fleeing felons hit will survive

Again Chicago our of control And in comes the Monday morning quarterbacks to attack the police

Hey citizens of Chicago you deserve the results of what you vote for!!!

Mimi54
Mimi54

I saw no abuse, that female officer was very calming to the one who crawled out, he was excited to say the least, worried about his drunk friends,as he said, looks like the driver died needlessly , but his doing.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. We would've handled that a little different down here.

Caddis
Caddis

You never cuff in the front. If he was driving, he should be charged with murder.

CaptCap
CaptCap

Agree. The guy they pulled out appeared to be under the influence - maybe MJ or drugs.

redpill
redpill

Whatever else happens to him, he gets to now live with that for the rest of his life.

JohnP
JohnP

“Three other occupants inside the Chrysler, 23-year-old Donte Thomas, 23-year-old Mario Morgan, and 25-year-old Denzel Washington, were all arrested, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

They were subsequently released without charges while the investigation continued, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Officers also discovered two weapons inside the suspect vehicle, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.”

Reason #192 that Chicago is the Third World it is today.

DR226
DR226

No wonder Chitcago has so many shootings, weapons in a motor vehicle, felony evading, MV charges and they walk, well 3 out of 4, did but WTF.

5150
5150

I am just happy that the one person killed was one of the idiots in the car that fled and not an innocent bystander like usual.

LynnSB
LynnSB

NOW he's worried about his "Homie" what about the other people you hit -- you Worthless POS -- Now watch the "Deal" the Prosecutor and Judge gives them -- be out in No time at all !!! AND the POS will be out while pending trial (about two years)

Anomie88
Anomie88

That is what you get.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Another idiot not caring who they endanger when they flee from police!!1

DRTice
DRTice

What did he expect, he caused his buddy's death and needs to go to jail for that and all his other crimes.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Here is the information released by COPA, including the arrest reports of the three surviving perps, and the case report...

Coldwayneoutlaw
Coldwayneoutlaw

There was one that knowingly went to a gunfight with a knife. Now Ronalds momma will say " Ronald was a good boy who never bothered anyone, he always volunteered at the local shelter and around the neighborhood. Never had any enemies but always treated family and friends with much respect, he always donated blood at the local blood drives and was working on his degree to better his life".

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

I know they were wrong as hell but damn that is so tough to see, his poor parent's. I don't wish that on any Mother, good kid or bad kid

lwils
lwils

I feel bad for the guy I can't imagine seeing your friend half out of the car dead like that,it doesn't say who was driving but i assume it wasn't him since he said the other guys were drunk and that's why they ran. Hopefully this incident will make him change his life. So glad the women weren't hurt worse

gfc1963
gfc1963

At least no one innocent was killed. And the usual suspects eh??