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Rolling meth lab suspect in critical condition after rollover crash

A police chase begins after the report of a rolling meth lab inside a vehicle near the Keystone Expressway and 49th West Avenue. Tulsa Police Sergeant Brian Hill tells us the chase started with Tulsa Police about 10 p.m. Thursday, but later included the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. "When officers observed traffic violations and attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled and it fled outside of the city limits," Hill says. The chase ended when the driver, 25-year old Christopher Allen Fargo of Sand Springs, ran off the road near 177th West Avenue and West 41st Street and was thrown out of the car.  "Subsequently rolled a few times and resulted in him being transported to a local hospital in critical condition."  Hill tells us the meth lab is still under investigation.

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