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I-95 reopens in Robeson after high-speed chase, crash

Posted August 25, 2016 3:28 p.m. EDT

Authorities examine a car that crashed near Saint Pauls after a three-county chase on Interstate 95 on Aug. 25, 2016.

— A three-county chase ended in a crash Thursday afternoon that temporarily shut down southbound Interstate 95 in Robeson County, authorities said.

The chase began in Dunn after an attempted traffic stop, and Dunn police and the State Highway Patrol pursued the driver from Harnett County into Cumberland County and then Robeson County, reaching speeds of 120 mph, authorities said.

A state trooper finally forced the fleeing driver to crash near mile marker 28, near Saint Pauls.

The driver, who has been identified only as being from Washington, D.C., has been charged with reckless driving, speeding and speeding to elude arrest.

Southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for about 90 minutes.