The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a high-speed chase that ended in the death of the suspect and two Washita County lawmen.
Washita Co. Undersheriff Brian Beck and Burns Flat Police Officer Kris Willhight were working together to chase down a suspect when their cars collided. Neither survived.
The suspect they were chasing was also killed in a separate wreck. OHP is working to gather details to find out how the wrecks happened.
The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department issued the following statement on its Facebook page:
“Please pray for the family and fellow officers of the Burns Flat Police Department and Washita County Sheriff Department. Officer from Burns Flat Police Department was killed in a tragic accident after it collided with the Undersheriff of the Washita County Sheriff Dept this evening. Both officers were killed.”
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