09/17/2011

Video: Dash cam of crash leads to murder conviction

John Holt, 22, nearly ran over a police officer before he crashed, killing one of his passengers

News9

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma – Police dash cam video from different angles shows a wild series of events that would eventually lead to a murder conviction.

Friday, Midwest City Police released the video of the chase which occurred earlier this year. It shows 22-year-old John Holt nearly ran over a police officer before he crashed, killing one of his passengers.

Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said it's very unfortunate bad decisions resulted in the death of a young man, but he said the video is an example of textbook police work in which officers make instant decisions to keep citizens and themselves safe.

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