ROUND ROCK, Texas — The Round Rock Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened Sunday evening.
The crash happened at the intersection of Louis Henna Boulevard and La Frontera Boulevard at around 6 p.m. on July 31.
Prior to the crash, an officer was pursuing the suspect, 25-year-old Leandro Brito-Martinez, for driving a stolen car. An affidavit obtained by KVUE on Aug. 3 said the officer "reported the stolen vehicle was actively evading him westbound on Louis Henna Blvd., weaving through traffic." The affidavit also said Brito-Martinez appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed.
Officials said the crash involved the stolen car, another vehicle and a pedestrian. The 14-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in the crash, which reportedly was a result of Brito-Martinez running a red light and striking the other vehicle.
Brito-Martinez fled the crash on foot, but officers caught him after a short chase.
According to the affidavit, Brito-Martinez admitted in an interview with a detective that he saw the officer pursuing him with his lights on. He also said he was going too fast to stop before the collision.
In a call to his girlfriend during that interview, Brito-Martinez reportedly said that he remembered "the impact of the accident and seeing a body being thrown."
The owner of the stolen vehicle said he does not know Brito-Martinez, according to the affidavit.
As of Aug. 1, Brito-Martinez has been charged with murder.
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