JAMAICA BEACH — A car chase that began in Lake Jackson ended with a Jamaica Beach police officer being critically injured Thursday afternoon when a truck traveling at more than 100 mph hit her police car near the San Luis Pass toll bridge, authorities said.

Jamaica Beach Officer Kristin Ornelas was rushed to the University of Texas Medical Branch in critical condition following the crash, Jamaica Beach Police Department Chief Brad Heiman said. Ornelas’ medical condition was later deemed improved to stable, Heiman said.

The Galveston County Daily News contributed to this report.

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