Louisiana Police Chase Ends With Toyota Tacoma Going Totally Airborne

Yesterday in Webster Parish, Louisiana an 18-year-old prison escape went for a wild ride in a stolen Toyota Tacoma.

Police initially pulled over the driver of the Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck as he was speeding down the highway.

To make the crash even more surreal, Austin's truck landed on a parked auto behind that fence ... with a woman sitting inside!

Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kevonte Dekorey Austin, an escaped work-release participant, was taken into custody after the pickup he was driving went airborne before crashing, reported KSLA.

The Toyota Tacoma Austin used to lead deputies on the chase was found to have been stolen, Sexton said.

Sexton said Austin, who was also uninjured, had been wanted ever since he escaped custody while on work release February 8.

Austin lost control of the Tacoma when it hit spike strips deputies had set out.

Deputies chased the Toyota, reportedly reaching speeds of up to 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour).

"I felt around to see if I was hurt and could tell that I was OK", Barbara Harlon told KSLA. "God was with me".

Austin, who was serving time for auto theft and a probation violation, allegedly stole the Tacoma after Webster Parish cops pulled it over for speeding.

Check out pictures of both the Tacoma and what was left of Harlon's vehicle - along with Mr. Austin's mugshot - at KSLA.

  • Larry Hoffman