The airborne Tacoma landed on a Toyota Corolla in an adjacent restaurant parking lot but, somehow, a woman inside the car was unhurt in the incident.
The dramatic scene played out on a video posted to the Internet by a bystander on Tuesday. Kevonte Dekorey Austin, an 18-year-old who allegedly absconded from a work-release program, caught some big air when he plowed through a ditch at a high rate of speed after apparently losing control of the Toyota Tacoma he was driving, according to KSLA.
(Will Robinson/Facebook photo) Cops look over what’s left of a crashed Toyota Tacoma.
Austin was arrested at the scene.
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Police eventually blocked the road and put out spike strips, which they say caused the Tacoma to veer into the ditch.
“I felt around to see if I was hurt and could tell that I was OK,” Barbara Harlon told KSLA. “God was with me.”
Austin, who was serving time for car theft and a probation violation, allegedly stole the Tacoma after Webster Parish cops pulled it over for speeding. As the officer talked to the driver outside the vehicle, cops says Austin slid into the driver’s seat and sped off, leading them in a chase that hit speeds of 185 km/h.
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