Tragic Car Chase Kills Two Lawmen, Suspect

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Washita County is mourning the loss of two law enforcement officers after a car chase resulted in two separate accidents on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Washita County Undersherriff Brian Beck, age 40, and Burns Flat officer Kristian Willhight, age 36, were pronounced dead at the scene at the intersection of County Roads 2160 and 1210, just south of Dill City. The suspect, Quentin Lee Johnson, was killed in a separate accident near County Roads 1210 and 2190 approximately three miles from the first accident.