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Suspect flees from deputies, causes crash on I-85

Posted April 5, 2010 11:34 p.m. EDT

— 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.