VIDEO: Truck goes airborne during police chase

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A truck flew through the air as a driver tried to elude police in Louisiana. (KABC)

A police chase in Louisiana came to a dramatic end when a truck soared through the air and landed on a parked car Wednesday afternoon.

KSLA reports that deputies were chasing an escaped inmate in Webster Parish, Louisiana.

Video of the chase captured the suspect, later identified by officials as 18-year-old Kevonte Austin, hitting a spike strip in a stolen Toyota Tacoma at high speeds.

The truck traveled down an embankment before being launched into the air, sending the vehicle soaring approximately 15 feet into the air and over a fence.

The truck landed on a parked car in a restaurant parking lot, crushing the vehicle.

There was a person in the parked car, but they escaped without injury, according to KSLA.

Austin survived the crash and was taken into custody.

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