Police officer, 11-year-old boy killed on Father’s Day when chase ends in crash

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CONROE, TX -- A Patton Village police officer and an 11-year-old boy were killed Sunday night when a chase ended in a crash in the Conroe area.

It all began shortly before 8 p.m. when Sgt. Stacy Baumgartner responded to a call about a man allegedly exposing himself to customers and urinating in public at a Valero gas station on Highway 242 and Highway 59.

Baumgartner gave chase and was on the phone with dispatch during the pursuit.

Nee, 29, ran a red light at the intersection of State Highway 242 and FM 1485, and Baumgartner was behind him.
The officer's squad car was t-boned in the intersection by a Chevrolet Suburban which was carrying at least six people.
An 11-year-old who was unrestrained in the SUV was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Baumgartner had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands, where he was pronounced dead.

At least five others in the SUV were transported to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.
Nee saw the crash in his rearview mirror and turned around. He was placed in the back of a patrol car and kicked the rear window out, trying to escape. He was also taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands to have his blood drawn.

He is facing multiple charges, including intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and mdurder.
A procession of officers escorted the body of Baumgartner from the hospital to the Montgomery County Forensic Center.

 

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