UPDATE: Suspect facing 4 charges after chase, fiery crash that caused hundreds to lose power

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UPDATE: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 3:50 p.m.

The suspect in a chase and fiery crash that knocked out power to hundreds of Wichita Falls residents Thursday, January 7 has been booked into jail on four charges.

John Uranga is charged with one count of evading arrest, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and one count of violation of parole.

Bond has not yet been set.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest developments on this story.


UPDATE: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:50 p.m.

Power has been restored to much of the affected area after a pickup truck collided with a power pole, knocking out electricity for over a thousand Wichita Falls residents near Armory Road and 31st Street.

As of 9:50 p.m., 167 residents remain without power, which is estimated to be restored by 2:30 a.m.

According to reports, police attempted at traffic stop around 8:30 p.m. when the pickup truck attempted to flee.

Reports indicate the chase ended up reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour.

The truck ended up crashing into a pole, catching the truck on fire.

It is still unknown at this time if anyone was injured.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — First responders are on the scene of an accident involving a vehicle on fire and power lines down following an apparent chase with police.

The accident occurred at the intersection of 31st Street and Armory Road in Wichita Falls at around 8:32 p.m. Thursday night.

According to reports, at least one person may be injured, at least one power line is believed to be down and a vehicle was on fire at one point in time.

A power outage is being reflected by Oncor with over 1,000 customers affected, and power is expected to be restored by 10:00 p.m. according to Oncor’s website.

We have a crew headed to the scene now.

This is a breaking news story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.

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