• Stolen truck goes airborne in crash following chase, officials say

    By: Glenn Counts


    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A stolen pickup truck led police on a chase Monday afternoon and eventually crashed near Exit 17 on Interstate 85 in Gaston County, officials said.

    The truck went airborne when it wrecked and got wedged atop a ditch.

    The suspect was not seriously hurt, officials said.

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    "Yeah, this guy put a lot of people in danger,” said Sgt. Mickey Sanford, Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.

    “Dallas Cherryville Highway is where it started. It's a two-lane road and the way he was passing cars in that area was extremely dangerous.”

    The suspect stole the truck from a construction site, where the owner spotted him and called 911. Speeds in the chase reached 70 mph, officials said. There was a minor collision with another motorist, and the injuries were minor.

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