HARRIS COUNTY, Texas.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is searching for an alleged carjacker who escaped on foot after crashing the stolen vehicle along the North Freeway service road, investigators confirmed.

Officers writing a stolen vehicle report had just put out a car description when another deputy spotted the suspect's car shortly after midnight.

Investigators said the driver also had his headlights turned off, prompting further suspicion from officers. They tried to initiate a traffic stop, but deputies said the driver kept going.

The officers chased the vehicle until it crashed along the I-45 service road near Parramatta Lane in north Harris County. When deputies arrived, the driver had already left.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office dispatched a helicopter and K-9 units to the scene, and a search perimeter is setup.

The driver is still on the loose.