2 arrested after high speed chase leads to a car wreck in Tucumcari

2 arrested after high speed chase leads to a car wreck in Tucumcari

TUCUMCARI, NM (KFDA) - Two people, one who was armed, were arrested in Quay County on Tuesday after a high speed chase led to a car crash and two-hour standoff with New Mexico officials, according to the Quay County Sun.

On Tuesday afternoon, a Quay County sheriff’s deputy said they received information from Colorado officials about a stolen car near the Texas-New Mexico border.

The sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over the car but a 100 mile-per-hour chase ensued on I-40.

The chase ended in Tucumcari when the car flipped and came to a rest upside-down.

Officials said one of the suspects in the car shot at arriving officers but did not hurt anyone.

Officers stood behind their vehicles, pointing their guns at the wrecked car. 15 other police vehicles were parked around the scene as well.

After a two-hour standoff, the suspects exited the car and put down the firearm.

The two suspects, a man and a pregnant woman, were handcuffed and taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. After being evaluated at the hospital, they were arrested.

The Tucumcari Police Department, Quay County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police are still investigating the crash.

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