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Suspect flees from deputies, causes crash on I-85

Posted April 5, 2010

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— Durham County sheriff's deputies said a suspect on the run caused an accident Monday afternoon that shut down part of Interstate 85.

Deputies tried to stop a car at about 5 p.m. but the driver sped off. The suspect later crashed his vehicle into a pickup truck between milemarkers 169 and 172, deputies said.

The woman driving the truck was transported by helicopter to Duke University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The suspect fled the crash on foot, but deputies found him in the woods. He was arrested and faces charges related to incident.

Traffic along the southbound lanes of I-85 was backed up for about an hour following the crash.

More details, including the identities of those involved, haven't been released.


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  • bresilver Apr 7, 2010

    I saw all of this happen. The man sped by us going way too fase and there was no police chasing him. He nearly killed this woman, I wish they would show the pictures of her truck, from what I understand he caused her to flip several times. I am surprised she survived after I saw the truck. I sat in this traffic for more than an hour less then a mile from the accident, I hope this guy gets what he deserves.

  • lorivalentine1 Apr 6, 2010

    Hope this guy gets all he deserves... Too bad he did not hit a tree and injure himself. Sounds like no big loss if he would have.

  • gandalla Apr 6, 2010

    anyone know why the popo tried to stop the guy in the first place???

  • FromClayton Apr 6, 2010

    please WRAL, track this case and let us know what happens to the guy who caused this, and the woman injured. I want some significant time served for this kind of driving, which puts us all at risk.

    I echo that. WRAL let us know what happens!

  • batricia1 Apr 6, 2010

    for those that dont like police chases i have a solution. ALoow the PD to shoot drivers that fail to obay

  • wdweveryyear Apr 6, 2010

    Saw this earlier before they were allowing comments and i wondered many posts it would be before the cop bashers came out

  • Keyboard Toughy Apr 6, 2010

    Journey985 you could have said it any better, "Great, here we go again."

    Yep here we go again with your police bashing. If you read the article and maybe even watched the news you would know that the suspect sped away AFTER being stopped and the DEPUTY with the DURHAM COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE (not DPD)called off the pursuit within seconds due to traffic. It's easy to support the criminals until you become a victim of one. Much easier to bash the police until you call 911.

  • LocalBoy Apr 6, 2010

    Funny, I don't remember reading anything about a chase. Oh by the way it was the Durham County SO not the Durham PD. Here is how I see certain people act when they pull up WRAL.

    Oh look a story about police. Click on the story, skip the story and go straight to the comments section. Start bashing.

  • Just the facts mam Apr 6, 2010

    Journey985 - the problem is with people running from the police - not with the police. According to the N&O the police stopped chasing the guy before he wrecked. A certain minority portion of our society act like insane idiots and put the rest of us at risk. This is a cultural problem within that society, and it needs to be resolved within that culture.

  • rescuefan Apr 6, 2010

    Journey985, I know you love to bash law enforcement, but the least you can do is read the entire article before making assumptions. Nowhere in the article does it say that the deputies were pursuing the suspect. Nowhere. But you made your usual assumptions.

    The only one at fault here is the suspect who chose to run.