The wreck happened late Saturday night on Queenslake and Cypress Rosehill in northwest Harris County.
At about 10:30 p.m., a Harris County Precinct 4 deputy saw a car driving towards him at a high rate of speed, according to authorities. He turned around and gave chase, but when the car the girls were in flipped over at Queenslake Drive, the deputy allegedly turned off his lights and sirens and drove off.
In a news conference, Harris Co. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez alleged the deputy saw the accident but did not stop.
“From everything we’ve heard today, it seems the deputy constable was aware of what had occurred,” Gonzalez said. “At some point, there’s an accident that occurs to a concrete culvert to the right. Deputy approaches the scene, at some point turns off the emergency equipment then proceeds past the accident scene without stopping to take any action.”