Aaron Rattler Killed in Alleged Police Chase Accident in Jones County, TX
Jones County, TX — May 3, 2023, Aaron Rattler was fatally injured following a car accident during an alleged police chase at around 7:00 a.m. along Highway 277.
Authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety said that the incident began along I-20 near mile marker 273.
Police officials say they were attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle, but the vehicle did not stop. A pursuit apparently began, and reports say that it led to Highway 277. Authorities put out spikes strips, and when the allegedly fleeing vehicle attempted to go around them, a multi-vehicle collision occurred.
As a result of that collision, 47-year-old Aaron Earl Rattler sustained fatal injuries. Authorities say that he was a passenger in the vehicle police attempted to pull over. The driver of that vehicle was taken to a hospital. Two of the other drivers involved had unspecified injuries, as well.
At this time, there are multiple pending charges, including Evading Arrest with Vehicle Causing Death. No further information can be confirmed at this time.