New information is coming to light about a violent crash that claimed the life of a teen near Cypress over the weekend and left another in critical condition.
The wreck happened late Saturday night on Queenslake and Cypress Rosehill in northwest Harris County.
At about 10:30 p.m. a Harris County Precinct 4 deputy saw a car driving towards him at a high rate of speed, according to authorities. He turned around and gave chase, but when the car the girls were in flipped over at Queenslake Drive, the deputy allegedly turned off his lights and sirens and drove off.
The deputy reportedly didn’t say anything about the chase until Monday when he reported some details to one of his supervisors.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office says the deputy has been fired, and the victims’ families have been notified.
No charges have been filed. The case is under investigation at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
The girls were Cypress Falls High School students.
The driver, Jenna Ellsmore, was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition. The passenger, 16-year-old Lily Haugen, died at the scene.