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Troopers identify driver shot and killed after east Tulsa highway chase

Posted at 6:03 AM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 14:43:20-05

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers have identified the driver who was shot and killed following a chase early Thursday morning.

Around 3:40 a.m., troopers were called to a driver shooting at cars on I-44 eastbound from Yale to Garnett.

Shortly after, troopers attempted to make a traffic stop around Garnett but the car fled and reached speeds up to 90 miles per hour.

The driver exited at 11th Street, re-entered I-44 eastbound, then exited off again at 129th East Avenue and turned northbound.

The suspect proceeded to swerve at OHP cruisers and went back southbound on 129th East Avenue, crossing the center line and almost hitting another vehicle.

Troopers then tried to use a tactical vehicle intervention, which is when they use their cruiser to safely stop the suspect. They say the chase eventually came to an end on 129th East Avenue between 21st and 31st Street.

The suspect exited the vehicle with a firearm. A trooper fired shots resulting in the death of the suspect. No OHP personnel were injured during the incident.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Alan Wade Hutchinson.

No other vehicles were struck by the suspect's gunfire on the highway.

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