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Trooper Escapes Injury in Chase Mishap

Posted January 25, 2007 9:50 p.m. EST
Updated January 26, 2007 10:58 a.m. EST

— A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper walked away from an accident without a scratch Thursday after he lost control of his cruiser while chasing a speeder on Interstate 540.

Police said Trooper Hans Elefsson was chasing a speeder from the newly opened section of I-540 onto Buffaloe Road when his Ford Crown Victoria sedan slid down an embankment and into a drainage area next to the highway.

The suspect escaped, police said.